A drunk driver behind the wheel of a pickup truck killed one passenger in a minivan and injured six others on Sunday morning in an accident on Route 48 in Greenport at approximately 8:30 AM, police say.
Glenn Zaleski, 36, of Greenport, was arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated, and held for arraignment.
According to police, the long-time North Fork resident was headed east and collided head-on with the westbound minivan.
You Feng Yang of Flushing, 51, the driver of the minivan, was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital at approximately 10:30 AM, police said.
The six passengers, also from Flushing, were identified by police as Yan An Huang, 52; Wang Shilin, 52; Ping Li, 54; Yan Hong Han, 44; Tong Jun Qu, 46; and Chunxia Lui, 44.
They suffered varying, but severe, degrees of injuries. Some were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, while others were treated at regional hospitals.
The crash is currently under investigation, according to Southold Town Police.
Route 48 was shut down for the majority of the day, while traffic was rerouted into Greenport along the Main Road, causing severe traffic delays.