Two Charged With D.W.I. After Napeague Crash

Three-car mess happened around 3 a.m. Sunday

     A three-car crash on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway around 3 a.m.  Sunday morning resulted in two of the drivers being sent to the hospital while under arrest on the charge of driving while intoxicated, according to East Hampton Town police.

     The crash occurred when a 2010 Honda Accord in the westbound lane, driven by Nicole Zizelis, 51, of Amagansett, collided with a 2008 Jeep Wrangler in the eastbound lane. Hari Kalyan, 33, of Brooklyn was the driver of the Jeep.

     Muhammad Fahim, 27, of Islandia, who was driving a 2006 Ford taxi cab east, tried but failed to avoid the accident, crashing into Ms. Kalyan's vehicle.

     Both Ms. Zizelis and Mr. Kalyan were charged with drunken driving. They had "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries, an officer said. Ms. Zizelis was released to Southampton Hospital. Mr. Kalyan was flown to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

     Mr. Fahim was reportedly unhurt and was not cited for any violations.

     The East Hampton Town police impounded all three vehicles to run safety checks on them.

            Police have asked that anybody with any information about the crash call 537-7575.