Cops: E. Setauket Woman Injured in DWI Crash

Suffolk County Police said a woman was sent to Stony Brook University Medical Center with serious injuries after being hit by a drunk driver; a passenger in the vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

An East Setuaket woman was sent to the hospital shortly after midnight on Wednesday and suffered serious injuries after police say a drunk driver slammed into her car.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Holbrook Road and the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway. Police say James O'Donnell, 47, was headed northbound on Holbrook Road in a 1995 Mercury Marquis when he struck a 2005 Lincoln, travelling westbound on the service road, driven by 26-year-old Kristen Iacono. 

Iacono, of East Setauket, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center via Ronkonkoma Rescue. A passenger in Iacono's car, Joseph Kemp, 30, of Holbrook, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the hospital. 

O’Donnell, who was not injured in the crash, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. O’Donnell was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct in Selden and is due to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said the investigation is continuing and authorities have yet to determine what caused the crash.  

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-852-8652. 

Michael Leverett Dorn, PhD May 23, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Wow - familiar territory. So sorry to hear this news. Hope Ms. Iacono pulls through ...
famiily friend May 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM
she pasted and i hope mr odonnell is put in jail for the rest of his life
famiily friend May 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM
she pasted and i hope mr odonnell is put in jail for the rest of his life now her 6 year old boy has to grow up with out his mother cuz of a junkie who thought it would be a good idea to drive while intoxicated
D0minicano4life6 May 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM
This is sad im really sorry that this happend I knew her family back then very good people I wish the family the best specially her son r.i.p Kristen iacono
artist1958 May 29, 2012 at 06:59 PM
A very sad story and compassion to those who need it.
Roxanne Keeley July 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I live right on Holbrook Road and there are always accidents at that spot. I don't know what can be done about it to prevent other accidents from happening. That area is like a raceway to get through before the light changes. As for Mr. O'Donnell, I agree, he should go away. It won't bring back your loved one, but people need to be held accountable for their actions. There is absolutely no reason for ANYONE to ever get behind the wheel of a car when they have been drinking or doing drugs ......How many more families need to be destroyed by other peoples selfishness !!!!!!! My children are usually the first to run down when an accident happens at that corner to help before the police, fire or ambulance arrive. I am so sorry that we were not home to help that day. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


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