An 11-year-old girl died from injuries sustained in a car accident Tuesday, September 3.
Southold Town Police said the crash took place about 8:18 that evening. Paul Greenfield, 71, of Port Jefferson, was driving a 2004 Infinity when he turned left onto Route 48 from Chapel Lane and struck an eastbound 2003 Mercury Sable driven by Rachael Smith, 32, of Greenport.
Amber Stulsky, 11, a passenger in the Mercury, was rushed by ambulance to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Stulsky was said to be Smith’s daughter.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, police said, but neither driver was detained at the scene.
David Gamberg, superintendent of the Southold School District, posted a letter on the district’s website expressing condolences. Stulsky attended school there, he acknowledged. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Amber’s family and friends. Please be assured that the Southold faculty and staff will be providing any and all support for your children during this difficult time,” he wrote.
Wednesday would have been the youngster’s first day of school.