A 5-year-old boy who was critically injured in a Saturday morning automobile accident on the Sunrise Highway has died of his injuries. Newsday [paywall] reports that John Gaffney was riding with his family in a Dodge dual-cab pickup truck driven by his father, Kevin Gaffney, 36, of West Islip. Gaffney's wife, Teri, a daughter, 7, and another son, 2, were also in the truck when it was rear-ended by Steven Kinalis, 30, a Ronkonkoma resident whom police say was high on drugs.

Kinalis crashed his 2007 Toyota Scion into the back of the truck around 9:45 a.m., sending it off the road and into a tree. Gaffney and his family were rushed to Stonybrook Medical Center, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and eventually released—except for the 5-year-old. "We're all washed out," Phyllis Gaffney, the boy's great-grandmother, tells Newsday. "I had to look at a beautiful 5-year-old boy—and he was beautiful—on life support for a day-and-a-half. This was no freak accident."

Police did not specify what drugs Kinalis was allegedly on. He was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs and ordered held on $150,000 cash bail until his next court appearance on Wednesday.