Fatal Accident: Hampton Jitney and SUV Collide in Southampton

Traffic closed on County Road 39A in Southampton between Tuckahoe Road and Tuckahoe Lane after a reportedly fatal accident took place this morning on County Road 39A.

Southampton Town Police are investigating the accident in which one person was reportedly killed when a Hampton Jitney Ambassador bus and a small SUV collided into one another around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

According to reports, the small SUV veered into the wrong lane and smashed into the Ambassador bus near St. Andrews Road. A representative from Southampton Town Police Department confirmed the accident this morning but would not give any other information or confirm the fatality, stating only that it is an ongoing investigation. Southampton Hospital is currently treating two others who were injured, a driver and one passenger on the otherwise empty Jitney bus, but the extent of their injuries is unknown. The driver of the SUV was the sole occupant of that vehicle.

A look at the wrecked SUV, being taken away from the scene in the photo below, shows at least one airbag deployed during the crash and the passenger side door was likely pried open and off in the aftermath.

SUV in Jitney crash

 

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