Driver killed in head-on crash in Riverhead

One of the vehicles involved in Saturday night's fatal crash in Riverhead being carried away from the scene.

April 9, 2012 7:11:54 AM PDT
Police say a driver killed in a head-on collision in Suffolk County was also involved in two hit and run accidents right before that.

Police say 50-year-old Julio Velez of Mastic died when his Saturn Sedan veered into oncoming traffic, slamming into an SUV Saturday night.

It happened shortly after 8 o'clock on County Route 58 in Riverhead.

The SUV's occupants were treated for minor injuries at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Police say a short time before, Velez had fled the scene of two other minor crashes in which he crashed head-on into other vehicles.

There were no injuries in the previous accidents.

Investigators are looking to interview anyone who may have witnessed those accidents.

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