East Hampton Town Police have arrested a Sag Harbor man and charged him with DWI in connection with a crash that injured him and a mother and daughter in the vehicle he struck.
William Hurley, 60, was northbound on Route 114 at approximately 6:16 p.m. when his 2003 Toyota pickup truck struck a southbound 2006 BMW sedan driven by Elizabeth Krimendahl, 53, of New York City, according to Town Police. Both Ms. Krimendahl and her 6-year-old child had to be extricated from their vehicle by the heavy rescue unit of the East Hampton Fire Department.
Ms. Krimendahl was flown by Medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center in serious condition, police said, and the child was first transported to Southampton Hospital, then to Stony Brook, also in serious condition.
Mr. Hurley, who police said was charged with DWI and released on an appearance ticket, likewise was transported to Southampton Hospital and then on to Stony Brook for treatment, also in serious condition.
Town Police detectives are investigating the crash and impounded both vehicles for safety inspections. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Town Police at (631) 537-7575.
Route 114 is set to reopen to traffic shortly, and police are expected to release an official report on the accident Saturday night.
A portion of Route 114 between Sag Harbor and East Hampton is closed to traffic following a head-on collision Saturday evening, police on the scene have confirmed.
At least three people have been taken to the hospital following the accident, which occurred just after 6 p.m. between South Breeze Drive and Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident, which sent two people to Stony Brook University Medical Center and a third to Southampton Hospital. There also was reportedly one arrest.
Police and fire personnel are still on the scene and it is unclear when the road will reopen to traffic.
Updates to follow …