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Update: Northampton single-car crash victim identified


Update 2:30 p.m.: Southampton Town police have identified the driver involved in Friday’s Northampton car accident.

John Michael Einfeld, 18, of Eastport was driving a 2004 Buick LeSabre north on County Road 51 just before 7 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle due to icy roads and crashed into a pole, police said. He was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are asking witnesses to contact the detectives division at 631-702-2230.

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Icy roadways sent at least two people to Stony Brook Hospital via helicopter this morning, shutting down local roadways briefly.

One person was airlifted following a crash in Northampton early this morning, according to Southampton Police.

Sgt. Michael Joyce said that around 6:50 a.m., a single-car crash occurred on County Road 51 after a driver struck a telephone pole. The motorist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital and treated for serious injuries.  A portion of the road was closed during the rescue efforts and was reopened as of 9:45 a.m.

A single-car crash also occurred on Flanders Road in Flanders after a car flipped near Birch Avenue. No serious injuries were reported in that crash.

In Riverhead, police said that at least six motor vehicle accidents took place this morning across town. No roads were closed and no serious injuries were reported.

According to Southold Police, two accidents occurred in town Friday morning.

One accident occurred near the intersection of Mill Road and Route 48, sending one man to the hospital. According to SoutholdLocal.com, he was one of two people injured in the crash; the other person was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center. Neither person’s injuries were considered life threatening.

Another occurred near Sound Avenue and Aldrich Lane on the west side of town, police said.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement this morning, noting that black ice will melt as morning progresses.

Caption: Police and fire clear the scene of a crash Friday morning in Northampton.