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DWI Arrest Made in Head-On Collision

Southampton Police arrested a 30-year-old from Riverside in connection with a devastating accident Friday night.

A 30-year-old Riverside man has been charged with DWI in connection to a head-on crash near Canoe Place Inn on Friday night.

Southampton Police say Marvin Cardona-Lopez was arrested after he allegedly crashed a 1995 Ford Explorer into a tree removal company truck that was carrying mattresses in the bed.

Police said Cardona-Lopez was heading westbound around 7:45 p.m on Montauk Highway when he and the truck, which was in the eastbound lane, collided. Both cars came to a rest in the eastbound lane.

The front-ends of both cars were completely crushed and police reported that five people were taken to area hospitals. One person was taken by a helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

It is unclear if another accident, which was reported near Edgewater Restaurant further east on Montauk Highway was related. One of the cars involved was reported as being in the middle of the road, while another had reportedly left the scene, according to police chatter on Friday night.

oonald December 31, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Dwi and what other charges perhaps unlicensed and uninsured and not in this country legally
Erica Jackson (Editor) January 01, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Robert I. Ross said via Facebook, "That is one of the worst intersections in all of Southampton Town! There was a death there earlier this summer. It needs a traffic light. I am so sick and tired of all of these DWIs. Drunks killing innocent people. Driving the wrong way ...on major highways. The penalties for DWI need to be increased dramatically! I remember when I first got my driver’s license, I was so happy. My father said to me why are you smiling? You now have a deadly weapon in your hands! I have never forgotten that comment."

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