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Aug 25, 2015 9:43 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: North Sea Road Re-Opened After Car Crashes Into Telephone Pole Tuesday Morning

Aug 25, 2015 3:00 PM

Update: Tuesday, 1:12 p.m.

North Sea Road has been reopened, according to Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 81-year-old Matthew Vetri from Shelter Island. Police said he fell asleep at the wheel.

Original Story

North Sea Road was closed for more than three hours Tuesday morning after a car crashed into a telephone pole.North Sea Fire Department First Assistant Chief Paul Delzatto said a man was driving a Mercedes-Benz station wagon southbound on North Sea Road, near Little Fresh Pond Road, when he may have had a medical “episode.” He crashed into several mailboxes before hitting the telephone pole.

Mr. Delzatto said there was no sign that the man used his brakes as there were no noticeable skid marks on the road.

“He damaged the telephone pole so bad that it leaned to the inside of the road,” Mr. Delzatto said.

PSEG could not get to the scene until 9 a.m., which is why the road remained closed. Traffic was heavily backed up on County Road 39 and Sandy Hollow Road.

The man was not seriously injured, Mr. Delzatto said, noting that airbags in his car were deployed.

Southampton Volunteer Ambulance transported him to Southampton Hospital for further evaluation.

“It is very lucky that nobody was walking in that area,” Mr. Delzatto said.

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