A man found unconscious behind the wheel of a pickup truck that left the roadway on Route 105 this morning was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Riverhead Town Police said a passerby notified police of a “white mid-sized pickup truck…slightly into the wood line just off the road, in the northbound lane on County Road 105, just south of Route 25.”

Police and emergency medical personnel found the unconscious operator in the truck and rendered medical assistance, according to a Riverhead Police press release issued this afternoon.

The man was transported by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police, who did not provide identification of the victim.

The Riverhead Police detective division was notified and responded. The incident is still under investigation and anyone that may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Riverhead Detective Division at (631) 727-4500.

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