On July 20, two cars were involved in a deadly crash on Long Island Montauk Highway and South Country Road. The vehicles were going around a dangerous curve that has become infamous for crash fatalities.
Newsday reported that a Shirley man, Gregory Goodley, age 45 was driving a 2015 Ford Mustang and lost control of his vehicle when turning a sharp curve near South Country Road. It was around 2:00 a.m. when he crashed into a Bellport woman’s 2009 Ford. First responders pronounced Gregory dead at the scene. The woman, Rebecca Davis, age 22 was trapped inside her car. Emergency workers worked to extract her from the car and airlifted her to Stony Brook University hospital. Her injuries were serious.
Other Fatalities at the Long Island Montauk Highway Site
- According to the New York Post, the recent fatality is the third occurring at this curve on Montauk Highway CR 80. Three other fatal crashes included:
- Orlando Heinrecker, age 35, was killed at the curve when a crash involving a drunk drier caused him to be ejected from his vehicle in January of 2015.
- Scott Albrecht died in a collision in December of 2010 when a drunk driver crossed into his lane and smashed into his car.
- Another news report indicated a fatal accident occurred here in 2003.
Surveillance cameras at A&D Auto Collision recorded the July 20 accident. A&D is located directly across the street from where the accident occurred. Ironically, Gregory Goodley’s car almost crashed at the exact location of a roadside memorial for an earlier fatal accident victim. Both residents and business owners complain that the hazardous curve has caused dozens of accidents in the past years. They have requested stop signs or traffic lights as a measure to slow traffic down when approaching this curve. The posted speed limit is 50 miles per hour. One resident has even seen cars passing school buses there when buses have their stop signs up.
Apparently Malcolm Stewart, who formerly owned a nearby appliance store, has expressed his concerns about the dangers of this to the Brookhaven Town officials, but nothing has been done.
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