UPDATE, 10:45 p.m. – An 81-year-old man died and an 86-year-old man is in critical condition Monday night after a three-car accident at approximately 2:35 p.m. on North Ocean Avenue at Canal Road in Mt. Sinai.
Suffolk police said Bennie Demaro, 86, was heading north on North Ocean Avenue and tried to make a left turn onto Canal Road when his vehicle was hit by a pickup truck traveling south. Demaro's car then struck a third car.
Demaro is listed in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital. His passenger, Salvatore Anselmo, 81, of Coram, was transported to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the pickup truck was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue; the driver of the third vehicle and her 16-year-old son were not injured.
Suffolk police impounded the vehicles and said the investigation is continuing.
The Mt. Sinai Fire Department reported to Patch that it was called out on Monday afternoon to "a heavy rescue automobile accident" at the intersection of Route 83 (North Ocean Avenue) and Canal Road in Mt. Sinai.
According to a Elliot Perry, a fire department spokesman, there were "very serious injuries at the scene."
We will update this story as more information becomes available.