The rest areas on Flanders Road will be named in Barbara Tocci’s memory and turned into “text stops” where drivers can pull over to use their cellphones, under a proposal before county and state officials.
The beloved 47-year-old grandmother was killed Jan. 16, 2014, when a utility truck driven by a man authorities said was texting while driving crossed into her lane near Spinney Road in Flanders and struck her vehicle.
A Flanders man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a multiple-car crash Sunday night in Riverside, Southampton police said.
A 58-year-old Babylon man was killed in a multiple-car accident on Flanders Road Monday night after he sideswiped several cars before colliding with a pickup truck head-on, Southampton Town police said. READ
A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run on Flanders Road Sunday at the same crosswalk where a fatal crash took place in 2014.
A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Riverside, Southampton police said.
A portion of Flanders Road was closed for several hours Monday after a truck hit a utility pole and flipped, authorities at the scene said.
Three local store clerks were arrested Tuesday during an underage drinker enforcement operation carries out by State Police in Riverside. READ
UPDATE (11:30 p.m.): The driver killed in a Sunday night crash on Flanders Road has been identified as 33-year-old Julio Tocay of Peconic. READ