A serious accident between two vehicles on Route 105 this morning sent three people to the hospital. Photo: Peter Blasl

A serious two-car accident on Route 105 resulted in a vehicle fire and sent three people to the hospital this morning. One person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. this morning. Two vehicles were involved in a crash in the northbound lane of Route 105, according to police radio reports.

Riverhead Fire Department was called to the scene to put out a vehicle fire that had broken out after the crash. Heavy rescue was called to the scene but EMS responders were able to extricate the victim without assistance from the heavy rescue unit.

One patient was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk County Police MedEvac helicopter. Two other patients were also brought to an area hospital by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

New York State Troopers and Riverhead Police are currently on scene investigating the crash.

Route 105 remains closed southbound from Riverside Drive to Route 25, northbound from Flanders Road to Route 25.

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Peter Blasl is an award-winning photographer and newshound who chases breaking news when he's not busy selling ads for the LOCAL websites. He’s a lifelong Riverhead resident, nature-lover and avid fisherman Email Peter