UPDATE: 7:45 p.m.
County Road 39 by Sunrise Highway was reopened as of 7:45 p.m., about six hours after the crash, Southampton Town Police said.
UPDATE: 6:56 p.m.
County Road 39 by Sunrise Highway was still closed as of 7 p.m., Southampton Town Police Sergeant John Boden said, adding that he does not know when the major artery will be reopened to traffic.
Traffic was backed up as far as Southampton Village.
Police were still on the scene of the accident. Town Police were handling the accident, but New York State Troopers are doing a diagram, he said.
UPDATE: 5:20 p.m.
Traffic during the Tuesday evening commute in Southampton was severely backed up as a result of the Tuesday afternoon’s crash.
“Traffic is being rerouted, causing extensive traffic jams both east- and westbound,” said Southampton Town Police Sergeant John Boden.
A portion of County Road 39 near Sunrise Highway between about Hills Station Road and the Lobster Grille Inn, is still closed, while New York State Police are still at the crash scene using their surveying equipment as part of the investigation.
The call of the crash came in at 1:56 p.m.
One motorist was airlifted to the hospital following a serious head-on crash involving his compact car and a flat-bed truck on County Road 39 near Sunrise Highway in Southampton on Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of the four-door compact car was flown by police Medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with unknown injuries. He had no passengers.
The driver of the roll-off garbage truck, also a male and the sole occupant of his vehicle, was able to walk after the crash. He had minor injuries.
The Medevac helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of County Road 39.
County Road 39, from Hills Station Road to a little west of the Lobster Grille Inn, was closed in both directions. Crash debris was strewn across the highway.
Numerous police, fire and ambulance workers responded.
Additional details were not immediately available.