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…)
Marco Borghese during a tour of his Cutchogue vineyard in 2012. (Credit: Samantha Brix, file)
Several people were killed while traveling on area roadways this year, prompting officials to repair potholes and a family to install a billboard on Flanders Road urging drivers to be alert. (more…)
Sound Avenue is expected to be closed near the scene of the crash for several more hours. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Riverhead Police said a Mastic Beach man was killed Wednesday morning when he collided with another car in Baiting Hollow. (more…)
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.