Cops: Woman airlifted after head-on crash on Sound Avenue

A 75-year-old Aquebogue woman suffered multiple fractures to her lower extremities following a head-on collision on Sound Avenue Tuesday night, Riverhead Town Police said. 

The woman, Marie Turano, had to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after Riverhead Fire Department volunteers extricated her from the back seat of a 2004 Toyota Matrix, police said.

The driver of the Matrix, Marie’s husband Leonard Turano, 83, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via ambulance with serious injuries, police said.

The crash occurred just east of West Lane in Aquebogue just past 10 p.m., police said. The Matrix was traveling westbound when it drifted into the eastbound lane and collided head-on into a 2000 Nissan Altima driven by an 18-year-old Riverhead man who was treated at the scene and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police said Ms. Turano was seated in the back seat at the time of the crash.