Southold woman airlifted following single-car crash

A Southold woman who swerved off the roadway and struck a mailbox and tree in Greenport Monday afternoon had to be airlifted to the hospital, Southold Town police said.

Sindi Gaticia-Melgar, 23, was driving a 2004 Mazda 6 southbound along Westwood Lane in Greenport shortly after 3:30 p.m., when she lost control of the vehicle, police said.

She was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk County police helicopter after being treated at the scene by the Greenport Fire Department, police said.