Police: Man Arrested for DWI After Fatal Hampton Bays Crash

A pedestrian died in a crash in Hampton Bays predawn on Sunday and now a man who was drunk behind the wheel of a pick-up truck is under arrest, according to Southampton Town police.

Police said the accident occurred around 4:24 a.m. west of the intersection of Montauk Highway and Ponquogue Avenue–the center of Hampton Bays’ business district.

In addition to Southampton Town police, the New York State Police Forensic ID & Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Hampton Bays Fire Department responded to the scene, where a pick-up truck crashed into two parked cars and hit a pedestrian, police said.

According to a police report, Donna Sartori was standing near her parked car while delivering newspapers when a 2001 Ford pick-up truck driving west on Montauk Highway first hit a parked car, then her and her parked car. Sartori, 56, of Middle Island was pronounced dead at the scene, the report stated. The driver of the pick-up, 31-year-old Joseph Perez, of Aquebogue, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Perez is charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call town detectives at 631-702-2230 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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