UPDATE: Police Say Driver Died After East Hampton Village Crash

The name of the male victim has not been released yet.

Update, 4:35 p.m.: East Hampton Village police announced that one man died in the head-on accident that occured on Montauk Highway, just east of Green Hollow Road on Thursday morning. 

The names of the victims have not been released, pending notification of their family members.

Police are continuing to investigate the accident. The were brought in to help with the accident reconstruction.

Update, 4:23 p.m.: Police Chief Jerry Larsen says Montauk Highway, near Green Hollow Road, where the accident occurred in East Hampton Village on Thursday, will be opened in about 15 minutes.

Update, 2:10 p.m.: East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said one man was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious injuries when his car was involved in a head-on crash on Montauk Highway, near Green Hollow Road, on Thursday at about 11:45 a.m.

The name of the man, who was extricated from his car, has not yet been released. The ambulance company transported him to Southampton Hospital.

Larsen said that two people in the car were taken to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries. They were transported by . The two others were traveling in opposite directions on Montauk Highway, he said.

The chief said the accident also involved two other vehicles. He believes they may have hit each other in an attempt to avoid the initial crash. They were not injured.

The highway is still closed in the area around the accident while police take measurements for an accident reconstruction. He said it should be opened by 3 p.m.

Previously: A two-car accident on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village on Thursday has shut down the highway in both directions.

The was dispatched to Montauk Highway and Green Hollow Road at about 11:45 a.m. Fire Chief Thomas Bono said firefighters had to extricate one man from a vehicle.

While at least one person was injured and a Medevac helicopter was initially called, it was eventually cancelled.

The road has remained closed as are investigating.

Bono said 30 to 40 firefighters responded to the accident with the heavy rescue truck and a fire engine, as well as fire police vehicles.

Check back for more updates as they become available.

Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect that a Medevac was cancelled and no one was airlifted.

Yes Yes August 10, 2012 at 04:47 PM
you say tomato, I say tomahto
K Maguire August 11, 2012 at 03:25 AM
@Dask- if people choose larger vehicles for their family for whatever reasons (safety, cargo, etc) that is their perogative. How many of the accidents this summer involved large SuVs anyway? I am honestly not sure, but when I look at the pictures from this summer's tragedies, the cars look like sedans or smaller. I have a perfect driving record by the way, in my NAVIGATOR.
Bruno Giufurta August 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM
The bottom line...You can kill more people in an instant with a car than a loaded handgun.or weapon. I knew this gentleman, killed in this crash from childhood and can only express sadness and my condolences to his friends and family.
MT/Sag Harbor August 11, 2012 at 05:06 PM
OMG, life is short in the Hamptons if you use the highways and even the backroads...if you never wore your seatbelt, wear it now and add a helmet to it....you are taking your life in your hands even for a short ride to the beach..you just may not make it...and we worry about sharks in the water???
Beth August 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I agree with your observation. Grew up on canyon raids in California--no room for error AT ALL, or we'd go off a cliff. Been driving out here for 21 years. The drivers have become more aggressive, but there are MORE of them, as well.


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