Updated: Fatal Crash Closes Montauk Highway

Emergency workers had to cut driver out of badly damaged sedan
Two vehicles struck head-on on Montauk Highway on Thursday just before noon. One driver apparently sustained critical injuries. David E. Rattray

     A late-morning crash on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road in East Hampton Village Thursday left one man dead. According to East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen, two vehicles struck head-on, with two other vehicles  colliding as they tried to avoid the crash.

Link: Police release additional details.

     One of the vehicles involved appeared to be a small sport-utility vehicle. Its two passengers suffered minor injuries. At least one of the S.U.V.'s occupants was taken by East Hampton ambulance to Southampton Hospital for examination.

   The other vehicle, which was a blue sedan, was so damaged it was difficult to tell what make it was. The driver of the second vehicle was alone in the car, and suffered severe injuries. According to East Hampton Fire Chief Tom Bono, the emergency workers had to cut him out of the car. He was taken by Amagansett ambulance to Southampton Hospital.

            Police closed Montauk Highway in both directions following the accident and expected to reopen the road around 5 p.m.

      On Friday morning, East Hampton Village police identified the man killed as Gregg Saunders, 55, of Sagaponack. Additional details will be forthcoming. (Updated Friday, Aug. 10, 10:53 a.m.)


I love you Gregg xo Hayley Schmitz
Gregg was a friend for over 30 years and I will dearly miss him--Ken Wisch
Rest in peace Gregg, I met Gregg driving for him and my boss Frank pavon to the big apple. Nice and funny guy, so sad had to go this way. God be with him and his love ones. Roberto
Gregg You were a True Friend, I will Miss you. Kind hearted, Always there to help anyone.... A huge loss your bud always. Christian Brabender