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.
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.)