have released the name of the driver whose truck cut across traffic and into a tree on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Saturday. Joseph Sestito of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, had "some sort of medical event," before losing control of his truck, Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said.
Sestito, who was 51, was towing his Boston Whaler to Montauk at the time of the crash. His beagle was in the truck with him. The dog was not injured in the crash.
Tobias Tracy, a witness at the scene on Saturday, said the man's Toyota Tacoma had veered across Montauk Highway, cutting a westbound car off, before it knocked down a small tree on the side of the road in front of in the Wainscott Shopping complex at about 4:25 p.m. When Tracy went to the man's aid, he was having difficulty breathing.
A passing motorist started CPR soon after, which was continued by emergency medical technicians from the Bridgehampton Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital.
According to an obituary found on Tributes.com, Sestito is survived by his wife, Laura, of 20 years, and sons, Joseph Anthony, Christian Michael, and Nicholas Matthew. He owned Stone Mill and Saw Masonry in Hastings-on-Hudson, and enjoyed fishing and boating on Long Island.