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Minor Accident in Sayville Becomes Fatal; Driver Arrested for DWI

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | September 08, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 090821114

SAYVILLE, NY - Firefighters were activated for a serious MVA on eastbound Sunrise Hwy. between exits 49-50 just after midnight on Wednesday, September 8th.

After the driver of a Toyota lost control of the car, they hit the center median and then crossed all lanes of traffic, striking and bouncing off a guardrail on the side of the roadway. The car ended up in the middle lane facing northbound.

The passenger exited the car just before a Jeep traveling eastbound collided into the Toyota, hitting the driver's side and killing the driver. The impact sent the car into the female passenger who was just outside of the car. She was airlifted to a Level 1 hospital in critical condition.

Savyville Fire Dept. secured the scene and the landing zone on Sunrise Hwy., just east of the accident. Sayville Community Ambulance transported the driver of the Jeep to Community Hospital with minor injuries where they were handcuffed and placed under arrest for DWI after failing a field sobriety test.

SCPD 5th Squad and crime scene responded, closing Sunrise Hwy. for a six hour investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.