On Friday, January 30, at around 7:05 p.m., Southampton Town Police received a report of a single motor vehicle accident on Noyac Road which took the life of 21-year-old Evaristo Choy Lix, a Noyac resident.
An investigation revealed that Lix was driving his 1998 Saturn four-door sedan westbound on Noyac Road when, according to police, he collided with a tree on the north shoulder of the road at the intersection with Elm Street. The reason Lix lost control of the vehicle is unclear, say police, and the accident is still under investigation.
Following the accident, Lix was flown by Suffolk County Medevac to Stony Brook University Hospital where he died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car were also injured. One occupant was also flown to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The second passenger was transported to Southampton Hospital were he was treated for his injuries and later released.
According to a police source, an autopsy will be conducted to rule out intoxication as a possible cause of the accident.
Lix was a native of Guatemala, born September 19, 1987 to Juan Roman Choy Nij and Yolanda Lix Camey. He was employed locally as a carpenter.
Lix is survived by his parents; siblings Marta Julia, Teresa, Julia Rosaura, Ana Diselida, Alexander, Maria Asuncion and Florinda; and grandparents Anacleto Choy and Rodrigo Lix; all of Guatemala.
The family received friends on Wednesday, February 4, at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Lix’s remains will be returned home for interment in his native Guatemala.