Greenport Man Charged With DWI in Fatal Crash

An alleged drunken driver has been accused of causing a head-on crash that killed a 34-year-old man in the suspect’s hometown of Greenport over the weekend.

Southold Town police arrested 71-year-old John Costello on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police said Costello was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Route 25 when he veered into the opposite lane of traffic and collided with a westbound Honda at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The other driver, 22-year-old Oseas Ramirez, and his passenger, Miguel Bartolone, were each taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where Bartolone died of his injuries, police said.

Costello was taken to the same hospital before being transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Authorities are continuing the investigation and additional charges are expected.