A Bayport man involved in a head-on car crash that killed a Flanders woman in January 2014 will have all charges related to the crash dropped after completing 140 hours of community service, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. READ
A Shoreham man whom police said was attempting to flee from a car accident died Sunday evening after his vehicle crashed into a nearby tree in Brentwood. READ
Update 8 p.m. Friday: Christopher O’Brien pled not guilty to one charge of DWI Friday morning in First District Court in Central Islip, according to Bob Clifford, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota.
Police investigators are looking for two drivers who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Riverhead man in Patchogue earlier this month — and they’re offering a reward for any information that leads to the two drivers’ arrests.
According to a Suffolk County police press release, 65-year-old Joseph Orlando was trying to cross Route 112 about 3 a.m. on Dec. 5 when he was struck by four vehicles. Authorities said Mr. Orlando died at the scene.
Mr. Orlando was originally identified as a Patchogue resident, but police later learned he had been staying at a shelter on West Main Street in Riverhead.
Two of the drivers stayed with Mr. Orlando after the crash, but the other two — driving a dark-colored Hyundai Elantra between year models 2011 and 2015 and a white Ford Taurus between year models 2000 and 2007 — drove off. Both vehicles may have damage to their lower front end or undercarraige, according to police investigators.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime can call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Family, co-workers and friends the local high school alumni killed in a head-on car crash in Northampton last week, have started a trio of online fundraisers to help support the families. READ
A Flanders woman was killed following a collision with an SUV that was attempting to make a turn in front of the car she was a passenger in on County Road 51 in Eastport Sunday, Suffolk County police said. READ
Southampton Town police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who was struck by a car near the 7-Eleven store on Flanders Road in Flanders and later died of his injuries. READ
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)
George Kurovics was proud of his military work in World War II, during which he served as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes in the South Pacific.
“He was proud of his country just as much,” said his son, also George, in an interview Wednesday morning, a day after the 90-year-old was struck and killed on Main Road in Jamesport by an alleged drunken driver. (more…)