Suffolk County detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the multi-car crash in Sayville about 5:30 p.m. Sunday to contact Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 as the investigation of the accident continues.
According to police the driver who hit seven cars was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Trailblazer, and after hitting five vehicles then struck a westbound Honda Accord and an eastbound Hyundai Elantra in front of 290 West Main St.
Police said the 82-year-old driver of the Elantra was pronounced dead at the scene and that a female 79-year-old passenger in Elantra is now listed in serious condition at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.
The driver of the Accord was not injured in the crash, according to police.
A multi-car crash in Sayville, just east of the 7-Eleven store on Montauk Highway, Sunday evening took the life of one man, seriously injured one woman and left another man with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Newsday report.
The Sayville Fire Department, Community Ambulance and Suffolk Police responded to the accident that was reported by a 911 call. A local fire official told Patch it was one of the worst accidents in Sayville and that the scene resembled a plane crash debris site.
A 46-year-old driver of a SUV reportedly hit five cars about 5:30 p.m. while traveling west on Montauk Highway and then collided with an eastbound car and a westbound vehicle, according to the Newsday report.
The driver of the struck eastbound car was declared dead at the scene and a female passenger in that car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Newsday. The SUV driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Newsday.
According to FIOS 1 report, the man killed was an 83-year-old driver and the woman seriously hurt was a 79-year-old and the SUV driver is currently in police custody.
Patch will update as more information becomes available.