By Tessa Raebeck
Six-year-old Tess Burstein of Water Mill was hit and killed by a car Sunday, June 15, while crossing Blank Lane in Water Mill.
According to the Southampton Town Police Department, at around 11:19 a.m. Tess was crossing the road when she was hit by a Toyota Prius traveling northbound. She was transported to Southampton Hospital and then to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was treated for critical injuries.
A spokesperson from Stony Brook University Hospital confirmed Monday that Tess died at 4:49 p.m. Sunday.
The driver of the Toyota, Maurice Wittenberg, 76, of Water Mill, and his female passenger were not injured in the crash. The car was impounded for a safety check. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have more information or who may have witnessed this crash to call 631-702-2230.
The tragedy comes a year after the death of 14-year-old Anna Mirabai Lytton last June. The Springs School student was hit by a car driven by Maria Brennan, 73, and killed while riding her bike in East Hampton.