East Hampton Police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. this morning. The accident occurred on Route 16 near the intersection of Cedar Ridge Road and resulted in the death of the vehicle operator and the serious injury of two passengers.
The vehicle was a 2009 Ford Explorer that was traveling westbound on Route 16 (Colchester Avenue).
Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle crossed left of center and struck a stone wall and trees on the south side of the road.
The investigation is on-going and names of those involved have not yet been released.