(Yaphank, NY) A Riverhead teenager was killed Monday in a crash on the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank. Officials say a 2004 Jeep was traveling eastbound on the LIE, near exit 66, at approximately 2:20pm, when it crashed into another vehicle, struck a guardrail, flipped over the embankment and landed on the Expressway South Service Road. Two of the Jeep’s four passengers, a mother and daughter, were both ejected from the vehicle. The daughter, 18-year-old Katherine Sajbin, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where she was pronounced dead. Katherine’s mother, Violeta Sabin and Katherine’s sister, 12 year old Edith Sajbin, along with the driver, 22-year-old Franklin Eduardo Sajbin, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, was not injured.
Photo: Map of the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank, NY from Openstreetmap.org (Brett Levine)