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Cops: Southold driver killed after striking tree on Route 48

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A Southold man died early Wednesday morning after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway on Route 48 in Peconic and crashed into a tree, Southold Town police said.

Sergio Montenegro-Ochoa, 25, was headed west around 12:40 a.m. when he crashed, according to a news release.

Mr. Montenegro-Ochoa pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by local police around 12:40 a.m., officials said.

Detectives are still investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.