Jamesport crash injures 6 people, 3 of them children
Six people, including three children, were injured Friday, some seriously, in a head-on crash in Jamesport after the driver of an SUV drove into oncoming traffic and struck a minivan carrying a family from Massachusetts, police said.
The collision occurred about 11 a.m. when the sport utility vehicle driver, identified by Riverhead police as Marjorie Case, 82, of Aquebogue, "failed to negotiate a curve" in her Lexus and struck the Honda minivan on Main Road near the corner of Herricks Lane.
The minivan carried Thomas Devlin, 47, his wife, Mairead, 49, and their three boys, who live in Newton, police said.
Ambulances transported all six victims to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.
Case was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, police said. Thomas Devlin and his sons were expected to be transferred to Stony Brook too, police said, adding that two of the boys sustained internal injuries.
Mairead Devlin underwent surgery for internal injuries at Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said. Her condition was unknown.Police said they are still investigating the crash and do not expect to file criminal charges.
Fire departments from Southold, Mattituck and Cutchogue and ambulance corps from Flanders and Manorville also responded to the crash, Oliver said.