Man in Critical Condition after Eastport One-Car Crash, SCPD Reports
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 12 2017
Matthew Hillebrand of Babylon, 47, lost control of his vehicle, struck a metal utility pole and caught on fire, authorities say.
SCPD are investigating a vehicle crash that critically injured a man in Eastport on Monday, December 11.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
UPDATE - December 12, 2017 - Matthew Hillebrand, the man who was involved in a single-vehicle crash on County Road 51 in Eastport on December 11, has died.
The investigation is continuing.
Below is the original release.
Eastport, NY - December 12, 2017 - Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a man in Eastport, New York, on Monday, December 11, 2017.
Matthew Hillebrand was driving a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe southbound on County Road 51 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road, struck a metal utility pole and caught on fire at approximately 2:50 p.m. The fire spread quickly. Passing motorists, including a member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Hillebrand from the burning car.
The Hyundai was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.