A woman has died after a head-on crash on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon, according to police. The crash also left two injured.
Vita Avignone, 85, of Middle Island, was driving a Mercury Sable that traveled into the eastbound lane of Sound Avenue at around 12:15 p.m., just east of Roanoke Avenue. Her car, police said, swiped a GMC Acadia before hitting a Subaru Outback head-on. Avignone was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Linda Kucin, of Riverhead, the passenger in the Subaru Outback, was transported to SBUMC via helicopter, according to Sgt. Tim Palmer. The driver of the Subaru, Theodore Kucin, 60, also of Riverhead, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center.
No injuries were reported to the occupants of the GMC Acadia.
Police have not yet determined what caused the accident; an investigation is ongoing.
Both the Mercury Sable and the Subaru Outback were impounded for safety checks; the GMC Acadia had a safety inspection at the scene and was released.
Queens resident Spiros Karydis, 51, was driving the car that was initially sideswiped by the Mercury, avoiding the car that traveled into his lane just in time to avoid a head-on crash. His GMC Acadia was carrying himself and six others, en route to Greenport, including Maria Karydis, 50 and Kiki Liokareas, 38.
Kathy Liokareas was in the car as well and said Karydis' "quick reflexes" could have saved their lives, though the incident took place too quickly for the Subaru to avoid the crash.
Although detours were initially set up, Sound Avenue and Roanoke Avenue are now open, with traffic moving freely.
Riverhead Town Police are reporting to the scene of a serious accident at Roanoke and Reeves Avenue in Riverhead.
It is not yet confirmed if there have been any fatalities, but multiple injuries have been reported.
A number of ambulances are at the scene. A helicopter is slated to land at Mercy High School to transport injured parties for treatment, police say.
Detours are being set up at Reeves and Roanoke Avenues, and at Sound Avenue and Doctors Path, police said.
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