UPDATE: Cops ID Victims in Fatal Sunday Crash

A Virginia man was killed Sunday after a truck crossed over into his lane on Route 114, according to police.

Update 10:45 a.m., Monday: Police said Monday morning that a Virginia man was killed in a Sunday afternoon car crash on Route 114 after the driver of a pickup crossed into his lane, resulting in a head-on crash that sent three others to the hospital.

East Hampton Town Police identified the deceased as Douglas Foster Schneiderman, 51, of McLean, Va.

According to police, the driver of the pickup — 20-year-old East Hampton resident Brian Midgett, Jr. — was heading southbound on Route 114 when his 1996 Ford crossed over the double yellow line and hit Schneiderman's 2005 Volvo, which was also carrying two others. The two vehicles collided head-on and police said Schneiderman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Midgett was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center with serious medical injuries, and Elisabeth Schneiderman, 51, was sent to S along with 16-year-old Rachel Schneiderman with serious injuries.

Police are still investigating the crash, and both vehicles have been impounded for safety checks. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 631-537-7575.

Update 9 p.m.: Route 114 re-opened shortly after 8 p.m. following a police investigation into a two-vehicle crash that killed at least one person early Sunday afternoon. 

No further details were immediately available. 

Original story: A two-car accident in East Hampton left one person dead on Sunday afternoon.

Chief Ed Ecker said that Route 114 has been shut down, while detectives investigate the cause.

The accident occurred between Daniels Hole Road and South Breeze Road sometime before 12:45 p.m. The chief asked that motorists avoid Route 114 altogether until the road is reopened.

The chief said it was a head-on collision involving two vehicles. In addition to the person who died, a few others were injured, he said.

No other information was immediately available.

Several fire departments responded to the call.

Sunday's crash was the fifth fatal traffic-related crash in East Hampton this year.

Check back with East Hampton Patch as more information becomes available.

Ferncare July 31, 2012 at 03:51 AM
This is what I posted on my FB page when I got home last night. The image of the Man in the White car is one that I will never forget...The 4 cars ahead of me stopped and since I had my 12 y.old I didn't stop. I was overwhelmed and cried the rest of the day and I am still shaken by the images. SUMMER ALERT - My daughter and I were car #5 just behind this accident. Although the cause of the accident is not yet known - I ask everyone reading this PLEASE --- Do not be distracted while driving. BE it drinking; texting or talking on the phone. Concentrate on the ROAD and only the ROAD. I want you to be here for the next 50 years. BE SAFE F and E
Carol Baumann Card July 31, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I for one wish we had the same legal penalties ... land of the free and home of the injured and dead ... all beacuse we think we can do what ever we want with no reprecussions. Thanks for stopping Todd, I do to.
anonymous August 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM
one person left a comment that it's ok to post these pictures.. what about the families involved that are basically left in the dark until they recieve a phone call. your telling me it's ok to post pictures of an accident? what if they frequented these sites on a daily basis and this is where they found out. shame on you and shame on the website for allowing this to happen. as someone who is related to one of the victims i can't believepeople think is ok...what if it was your family member and/or friend is this where you want to find out about this? something tells me the answer is no. maybe you all should thimk about that the next time u witness or want to make a comment. there are many other people involved and social websites are not the means for these incidents. shame on the editor and the person who sent the pictures, next time think about the famlues involved!!!!!!! think twice
Fairfax Resident August 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM
@ Eric - saying prayers for you and the family and friends of all involved.
Robert Bistrian October 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I know it helps that 5% of the current population are actually FROM here. When I was a kid here in the 70's everybody knew each other.Now its all tourists and illegal aliens.Very bright future for this town.


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