Riverhead man dies in early morning crash on Sound Avenue

A 46-year-old Riverhead man died following injuries suffered in a two-car motor vehicle accident on Sound Avenue Saturday morning, according to Riverhead Town Police.

At about 12:30 a.m., a 2006 Mazda sedan, which had been traveling eastbound was struck by a 2005 Kia Suburban SUV traveling west on Sound Avenue in Riverhead just east of the intersection with Horton Avenue, according to police.

Witnesses said that the Mazda appeared to have lost control going around a curve in the road and crossed into the westbound lane going sideways, directly into the path of the Kia.

The driver of the Mazda, John Scorzelli Jr., 46, of Riverhead, was treated at the scene by members of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance and transported  to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

But police said he suffered extensive injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.

The operator of the Kia, Lia Fallon, 43, of Port Jefferson, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Sound Avenue was closed to traffic between Horton Avenue and Roanoke Avenue was closed to traffic while the accident was being investigated.

There were no charges issued as a result of the accident, according to police.

Mr. Scorzelli was a physician’s assistant at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and lived on Park Drive. His wife, Maria, also is a physician’s assistant, at Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson.

Ms. Fallon is the executive chef and owner of Amarelle across from the Duck Ponds in Wading River and Bistro 72 at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead.

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