UPDATE: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.Matthew D. Williams, 29, of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang north on Flanders Road about two miles north of Old Riverhead Road, when icy conditions caused him to crash into a tree, trapping him in his car, Town Police said.
A Hampton Bays Fire Department heavy rescue unit responded and began working to free him, but during the rescue, Mr. Williams, who was critically injured, lost consciousness. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, Det. Sgt. Costa said.
Mr. Williams was the sole occupant of his vehicle, and he was following another vehicle that had three of his friends in it. All were on their way to Riverhead, police said.
The other car, which had nothing to do with the accident, was traveling in... more