10/10/14 6:22am
10/10/2014 6:22 AM
A police officer investigates the scene where a pickup truck collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A police officer investigates the scene where an SUV collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Riverhead ambulance en route to Stony Brook University Hospital was struck by an SUV in Riverhead Thursday night at the intersection of Middle Road and Northville Turnpike, town police said in a press release. (more…)

09/23/14 9:11pm
09/23/2014 9:11 PM
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday's crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said. (more…)

05/04/14 3:16pm
05/04/2014 3:16 PM
Fellow bikers assist police and ambulance personnel on the scene of a two motorcycle crash on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Fellow bikers assist police and ambulance personnel on the scene of a two motorcycle crash on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A motorcyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after he was injured  in a two-motorcycle crash in Riverhead Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.

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04/07/14 12:31pm
04/07/2014 12:31 PM
Westbound traffic was stopped for a short time after the crash Monday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Westbound traffic was stopped for a short time after the crash Monday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A woman was arrested Monday morning after crashing into a truck on Main Road in Jamesport while allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, Riverhead Town police said.

Highway patrol officer Dennis Cavanagh said the woman, who was not yet named by police, was heading east in a tan Oldsmobile about 11:15 a.m. when she veered into the westbound lane, crashing into a Asplundh Services utility truck in front of the Jamesport Country Store.

The woman was taken by Riverhead Ambulance Corps volunteers to Peconic Bay Medical Center for chest injures from an airbag, Officer Cavanagh said.

The truck’s driver was not injured.

Westbound traffic was stopped for a short time following the crash, Jamesport Fire Department officials said.

The female driver of a tan Oldsmobile was arrested after swerving into the westbound lane on Main Road in Jamesport.  (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The female driver of a tan Oldsmobile was arrested after swerving into the westbound lane on Main Road in Jamesport. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

12/11/13 10:59am
12/11/2013 10:59 AM
FILE PHOTO

FILE PHOTO

An unidentified Riverhead woman was the driver involved in a fatal pedestrian accident in Holtsville on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said in a press release.

Ryan Marshall, 24, of Coram was driving a 2005 Honda CRV eastbound on the LIE when his vehicle ran out of gas between exits 62 and 63, police said.

He was walking across the eastbound lanes when he was struck by a 2006 Ford minivan heading east in the HOV lane at about 7:50 p.m., officials said.

“It appears that [Mr. Marshall] may have been trying to cross the expressway to get to a Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer that was stopped on the expressway’s center median,” police said in a statement.

Mr. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Police described the driver of the Ford as a 55-year-old woman who works for DSS. She was not injured and remained at the scene after the accident, officials said. No other details about the driver were immediately available.

The Ford was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.