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.

12/09/13 6:00pm
12/09/2013 6:00 PM

A Riverhead man was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after a car accident near Maple Avenue in Flanders Saturday night, according to Southampton Town Police.

Delfido Rodolfo Lopez-Perez, 37, of Doris Avenue was heading south on Flanders Road near the intersection about 10:45 p.m. when car side-swiped the rear passenger side of another car, police said. Mr. Lopez-Perez’s car then veered off the road into a tree.

He refused a pre-screen breath test and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he also refused to take a chemical test and was arrested on the DWI charge, police said.

He was additionally charged with following too closely and moving from a lane unsafely, and released on an appearance ticket, police said.

He’s due back in Southampton Justice Court on Jan. 8.

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11/17/13 4:02pm
11/17/2013 4:02 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Two men were transported to an area hospital following a four car crash Sunday afternoon, police said.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Two men were transported to an area hospital following a four car crash Sunday afternoon, police said.

Two men sustained minor injuries following a four-vehicle collision which included a school bus on Route 58 in Riverhead Sunday afternoon, police said.

A green Volvo unable to stop because of slippery road conditions rear-ended a red Mustang, pushing it into a school bus operated by Towne Bus Corp., near the intersection of Northville Turnpike about 2:40 p.m., police said.

The school bus, which was not carrying any passengers at the time, was then pushed into a fourth car, police said.

A man from the Mustang and a man from the Volvo were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead Ambulance volunteers, police said.

11/02/13 2:00pm
11/02/2013 2:00 PM

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash on the Long Island Expressway in Medford that seriously injured a 33-year-old Riverhead man shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 32-year-old Riverhead woman, whose identity was not made public, was driving a 2007 Kia eastbound on the Expressway at 6:18 a.m. when her vehicle struck a 2002 Ford van, which was stopped and pulled off to the shoulder of the road, between exits 63 and 64, police said.

The Riverhead woman was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Her passenger, a 33-year-old Riverhead man, whose identify also was not disclosed by police, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for what police termed serious injuries.

The driver of the van, a 49-year-old Nesconset man, was not injured, according to police. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, according to police.

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10/14/13 7:54pm
10/14/2013 7:54 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 50 fire department volunteers were called to the scene of the rollover accident Monday night.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 50 fire department volunteers were called to the scene of the rollover accident Monday night.

A diabetic man driving with his dog in Calverton had a medical emergency when he flipped his car, sending him to Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday night.

According to Riverhead police, the man was driving eastbound on Route 25 just before 7 p.m. when the accident occurred, shutting down the road for over an hour. A helicopter picked up the man around 7:50 p.m. at FedEx on Edwards Avenue.

The man’s injuries were not extensive, according to police, despite the hard crash.

“This car was on its roof when we got here,” said first assistant chief with the Riverhead Fire Department, Kevin Brooks. “He rolled it all right.”

Traffic was closed between Edwards Avenue and Manor Road.

The man’s dog, Daisy, was not injured in the crash, and was taken home with a firefighter for the time being.

Carrie Miller contributed to this report.

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of the RVAC on scene Monday night.

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of the RVAC on scene Monday night.

10/01/13 12:30pm
10/01/2013 12:30 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A tractor trailer carrying gravel crashed an LIE exit ramp Tuesday, the second 18-wheeler accident that morning.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A tractor trailer carrying gravel crashed an LIE exit ramp Tuesday, the second 18-wheeler accident that morning.

Just hours after a tractor trailer crashed onto its side at a Long Island Expressway exit ramp, a second tractor trailer has rolled over just a few hundred feet from the first accident site, Riverhead Town police said.

The 18-wheeler hauling a gravel mix was driving on the Exit 73 off-ramp when it tilted and crashed onto its side shortly before noon, police at the scene said.

Riverhead police Sgt. Stephen Palmer said the driver had been driving “a little too fast” and lost control of the trailer.

The road had just been reopened following the earlier crash.

The driver in the second crash suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.

Riverhead and Suffolk County police were called to the scene, as well as Riverhead firefighters, who cleaned up fuel that spilled from the truck. Police closed the LIE between Exits 72 and 73 as the scene was cleared. As of 1 p.m., the road was still closed.

The crash was the second tractor trailer rollover accident in less than 12 hours.

In the earlier crash, a tractor trailer carrying groceries for local convenience stories crashed onto its side about 3:45 a.m. after its driver swerved on the same exit ramp to avoid a deer, shutting the road down for seven hours.

No one was seriously hurt in that first crash.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A towing company employee watches on as the overturned tractor trailer is righted at Exit 73 of the LIE.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A towing company employee watches on as the overturned tractor trailer is righted at Exit 73 of the LIE Tuesday morning. Hours later, a second tractor trailer would crash in the same spot.

Riverhead Fire Chief Joseph Raynor said the driver and co-driver of the truck were already outside the overturned vehicle by the time fire trucks arrived on the scene.

Both men were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and later released, an official for the truck company said.

“They’re very lucky,” the employee said.

The truck had been delivering food and goods to local convenience stores at the time of the crash. The firefighters’ hazmat crew was called to the scene because of bleach that was being transported by the truck.

The contents of the trailer were emptied out and loaded into another truck to allow tow crews to right the 18-wheeler.

The Long Island Expressway was closed between exits 72 and 73 until noon as crews cleaned up the crash scene, complicating the morning commute Tuesday, police said.

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