2 killed, 2 injured in Hamptons accident

2 people were killed and 2 others seriously injured when their vehicle hit a tree on East Gate Road, just off Hill Street, in Southampton on Saturday.

April 28, 2012 8:59:55 AM PDT
A car carrying four members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation crashed into a tree in the Hamptons early Saturday morning.

A Southampton Village police officer discovered the accident while on patrol around 2:20 a.m.

The 2009 Lexus GS350 struck the tree along East Gate Road, just off Hill Street.

The vehicle, a 2009 Lexus GS350, operated by Jason King, age 33, of Southampton with three other occupants; Duane L. White, age 22, Awan J. Gumbs, age 31, and Brian N. Bess Jr., age 18, all members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton.

The driver, 33-year-old Jason King, and a passenger, 22-year-old Duane L. White, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Awan J. Gumbs, 31, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and Brian N. Bess Jr., 18, was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital. They both listed in stable condition with multiple, non-life threatening, injuries.

Police were investigating what led to the accident.

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