Southampton Town Police are investigating a fatal accident which claimed the life of a 26-year-old Sag Harbor man. The name of the victim has not been released.
At about 9:13 p.m. on Thursday night, May 7, police began receiving a number of 911 calls about a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Noyac Road and Bayview Avenue in Noyac. Town police along with the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and North Sea Fire Department responded and found a 2007 Nissan pick-up overturned after striking a utility pole. The truck had come to rest on its driver’s side.
The driver, who police say was the only occupant, had been partially ejected from the truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was apparently traveling at an unsafe speed for the wet roads, according to police reports, lost control of the truck and spun off the road striking the pole before flipping over. It is unknown if alcohol was involved.
Southampton Town Police added this was the third accident in the past ten days in the town where a vehicle has overturned and an occupant ejected, receiving serious or fatal injuries. Police caution they will strictly enforce New York State seatbelt laws this month during the “Click it or Ticket” traffic safety campaign.
The Southampton Town Police Detective Division is continuing to investigate and is asking anyone with information about the accident to contact them at 631-728-5000.