One person was killed and another critically injured when they were hit by a car as they attempted to cross Flanders Road just before 8 p.m. last night.

A vehicle southbound on Flanders Road struck two male pedestrians who were crossing the roadway, Southampton Town Police said.

One pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Police have not identified either of the victims or the male operator of the vehicle.

“[N]o criminality has been established at this time,” Southampton police said in a press release issued early this morning.

The area of the fatal accident on Flanders Road, just north of Vail Avenue in Riverside on Sept. 9, 2014.
(File photo: Denise Civiletti)

There is a marked crosswalk in the area of the crash, just north of Vail Avenue, but police did not say whether the pedestrians were in the crosswalk when they were struck by the car, a two-door sedan.

Southampton Police responded to the scene at 7:53 p.m. N.Y. State Police assisted with the investigation of the scene and Flanders Road was closed for approximately three hours, police said.

Riverhead Fire Department responded to secure a landing zone for a Suffolk County Police helicopter at the county center.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-702-2230. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

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