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Map showing Venezia Square, left, and 6333 Realty Group developments on Route 25A in Wading River.

Should Riverhead Town build a side road that runs parallel to Route 25A just west of McDonald’s in Wading River? Or should it allow future developers to simply link their parking lots instead?

That was a debate that surfaced at Thursday’s Riverhead Town Board work session.  READ

10/18/13 6:18pm
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One person was sent to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson with minor injuries Friday evening after their Nissan Altima struck the back of a Jeep Patriot while driving westbound on Route 25A in Wading River, Riverhead Police said.

The driver of the Nissan Altima told police the glare from the sun caused them to crash into the back of the Jeep Patriot shortly after 5 p.m. in front of the King Kullen Shopping Center, an officer at the scene of the accident said. Police said the driver of the Jeep Patriot was not injured and that neither car contained any passengers.

Both Riverhead Police and the Wading River Fire Department responded to the scene.

Traffic was moving in both directions on Route 25a in Wading River as of 5:30 p.m.

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07/14/13 12:00pm
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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | The crash happened along the north side of Route 25A, just a few few feet west of Randall Road.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | The early Sunday crash happened along the north side of Route 25A, just a few feet west of Randall Road in Wading River.

UPDATE: Investigators are saying there was no criminal involvement on the part of a 21-year-old driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 25A in Wading River early Sunday.

No arrest or tickets have been issued, said Suffolk County police Sergeant Steven Guyer.

Mr. Feinberg had been driving to his Shoreham home after dropping off a friend in Wading River at the time of the crash, Sgt. Guyer said.

He said the pedestrian who died, Nicholas Pieloch, 20, of Rocky Point, and two other people had been walking from Randall Road and just made a right onto Route 25A when the accident happened.

Mr. Pieloch was the only person hit, Sgt. Guyer said. He died at the scene.

STORY: A 20-year-old Rocky Point man has been identified as the person struck and killed by an SUV on Route 25A in Wading River early Sunday, police said.

Nicholas Pieloch died at the scene after he was hit by a 2001 Ford Explorer driven Jesse Feinberg, 21, was traveling westbound on Route 25A, just west of Randall Road, Suffolk County police said.

After striking Mr. Pieloch, the vehicle then crossed over the eastbound lane and hit a tree before overturning. Route 25A was closed in both directions for an investigation and didn’t open until about 9:45 a.m., police said.

Mr. Feinberg, of Shoreham, was not injured in the crash.

A nearby resident said about one accident a month occurs where Route 25A meets Randall Road, which leads to a large residential area.

“That is a very dangerous corner,” said Frank Vaughan, who’s lived on Randall Road for three decades. “We’ve been trying to get a traffic light for years.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call (631) 852-8752.

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05/17/13 2:20pm
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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |  Police investigate at the scene of a fatal car accident in Wading River Friday morning.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Police at the scene of a fatal car crash in Wading River Friday morning.

Riverhead Town police have identified a 62-year-old Selden man as the person killed in a Wading River car crash that shut Route 25A early Friday, authorities said.

Daniel Kiernan was driving east on Route 25A in a 1986 Chevrolet pickup near the Dunkin’ Donuts about 6:20 a.m. when he swerved into the eastbound shoulder of the road and crashed into the back of a tractor trailer illegally parked in the shoulder, a police report reads.

Police said they don’t know why Mr. Kiernan drove off the road.

The driver of the tractor trailer — 26-year-old Duwayne Tirado of New Britain, Conn. — had parked his vehicle on the shoulder of Route 25A and had the vehicle’s hazard lights on as he waited to make a delivery to a local landscaping company, police said.

Mr. Kiernan was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed from the car by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office personnel for an autopsy, police said.

There were no passengers in his truck, and no other injuries were reported, police said.

“I heard a loud bang,” said a Dunkin’ Donuts manager who called 911. She said police were on the scene within minutes.

“There were no other cars on the road,” she said of what she described as an eerie early morning scene.

Mr. Tirado was issued a summons for parking violations, police said. The truck is registered with Toria Truck Rental Inc. in Windsor Locks, Conn., police said.

Wading River Fire Chief Jim Evans said volunteer crews were called to the scene but were allowed to leave after finding there were no treatable injuries in the crash.

Suffolk County police and Riverhead police closed Route 25A for six hours as they investigated and cleared the scene. The crash is currently under investigation, Riverhead police said. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call Riverhead detectives at (631) 727-4500.

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03/12/13 12:36pm
03/12/2013 12:36 PM

Two armed men wearing masks stormed a Wading River gas station Monday night and made off with cash, police said.

According to police reports, the men were armed with handguns when they entered the Route 25A Valero station about 10:30 p.m. and demanded cash from a station attendant.

The suspects fled west with about $1,200 taken from the register. No injuries were reported.

Any witnesses are being asked to call detectives at (631) 727-4500.