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Jan 11, 2013 7:10 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Police Investigate Cause Of Rollover In Wainscott Friday Night

Jan 12, 2013 9:33 AM

Updated 9:30 a.m. Saturday:

East Hampton Village Police are investigating the cause of a two-car collision in Wainscott that took place around 5:30 p.m. on Friday in front of the Highway Diner and Bar on Montauk Highway. One vehicle had been headed east and the other was traveling west when they collided, according to East Hampton Village Police Detective Greg Brown, who responded to the scene.

The crash took place in the rain. East Hampton Fire Department volunteers used heavy rescue equipment to free one driver from a Lexus SUV, Detective Brown said. The SUV driver was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, which is the protocol in any rollover.

The driver of a Toyota Tacoma pickup, also a male, was taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital.

Police have not yet released information about either driver’s injuries.

A section of Montauk Highway in Wainscott was closed for approximately two hours.

Updated 7:45 p.m. Friday:

The section of Montauk Highway that had been closed off roughly between Daniel’s Hole and Wainscott Northwest roads was reopened at approximately 7:40 p.m., according to East Hampton Village Police.

Original story:

A Medevac helicopter was called to an accident reported as a rollover in Wainscott, an East Hampton Village Police dispatcher confirmed Friday evening.

A section of Montauk Highway was closed between Daniel’s Hole Road and Wainscott Northwest Road but was slated to reopen by approximately 7:15 p.m.

Emergency responders were still on the scene, Dispatcher J.P. Foster said, adding that there were few details he could provide at this point. The accident was called in at 5:38 p.m., he said.

East Hampton Town Police Chief Ed Ecker Jr. confirmed that the accident took place near the Highway Diner in Wainscott. He, too, could offer few details immediately, as the incident took place in East Hampton Village Police jurisdiction.

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