UPDATE: Cops Say Manorville Man Drove Drunk and Fled Following Crash

Police used its K-9 unit to arrest a Manorville man after a Sound Avenue crash Saturday night.

Update 8:18 a.m.: A Manorville man was arrested on charges of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident after police said he was driving one of the cars involved in Saturday night's accident, and proceeded to flee on foot after the crash.

Riverhead Police used its K-9 unit in arresting Michael Murphy, 39, with the help of New York State Police.

Police identified the individuals sent to the hospital Saturday night. Liliana Rios, 25, of Baiting Hollow, was sent to Stony Brook University Medical Center. Nikolin Lejhia, 26, of Manhattan, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

No update was immediately available on the status of the crash victims.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call 727-4500.

Update 12:15 a.m.: A four-person, head-on crash on Sound Avenue Saturday night sent one to Stony Brook University Medical Center in serious condition and another to Peconic Bay Medical Center, according to Riverhead Police.

The crash was called in at 9:23 p.m. and occurred in front of The Cooperage Inn, just west of Twomey Avenue.

Sgt. Tim Palmer said a sedan carrying three passengers, which was traveling eastbound, was struck by another vehicle traveling westbound.

One individual was sent to Stony Brook University Medical Center via helicopter, and another was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Palmer said more information would become available.

Original story:

Riverhead Town Police are reporting a car accident at Sound and Twomey Avenues. According to officials, at least one individual is trapped in the vehicle and heavy rescue equipment has been requested at the scene. Reports indicate that two medevacs have been called.

Check back to Riverhead Patch for more details as they become available.


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