Montauk Rollover Sparks Police Investigation

Montauk Highway was still closed at about 6 a.m., and a man was seen sitting in handcuffs on the ground while police searched the vehicle. David E. Rattray

Montauk Highway was closed for four hours Saturday morning near the Kirk Park parking lot in Montauk after sport utility vehicle rolled over there.

East Hampton Town police are investigating the crash, which took place just west of the 7-Eleven at approximately 4:30 a.m. The S.U.V. landed on is side opposite the Kirk Park restroom.

Chief Michael Sarlo said occupants of the vehicle were not seriously injured, but that an investigation is ongoing.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts, according to a firefighter at the scene.

The Montauk Fire Department's heavy rescue squad, an engine, and two ambulances responded to the accident.

At about 7:30 a.m., police were seen taking photographs of the vehicle and its inside contents and handing small items around.

The road was being opened around 9 a.m., according to Chief Sarlo. 

Additional details were not immediately available. This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

With Reporting by David E. Rattray

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