One person died and another was arrested following a head-on collision that shut down Route 48 in Greenport for several hours Sunday, according to Southold Town police press release.
Glenn Zaleski, 36, of Greenport was driving a pick-up truck eastbound on Route 48 near Chapel Lane when he crossed over into westbound traffic and struck a minivan with seven occupants shortly after 8:30 a.m., according to police.
Mr. Zaleski was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. He is being held overnight at police headquarters and is expected to be arraigned Monday. He suffered only minor injuries in the crash.
The driver of the van, You Feng Yang, 51, of Flushing was pronounced dead two hours later at Stony Brook University Hospital. Two passengers in the van were also airlifted to Stony Brook for treatment of serious injuries. The other four passengers, all adults from Flushing, were treated at local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The accident remains under investigation with the assistance of the New York State Police Department, police said.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story stated there were eight passengers in the van, including children. We regret the error.
Photo caption: The mangled minivan taken away from the crash scene. (Credit: Stringer News)