Salvatore Pinello dies in fatal Sound Avenue car crash in Riverhead – Sunday, November 7, 2021

Riverhead fiery car crash death of Salvatore Pinello – Obituary

Salvatore Pinello has died in a fatal Riverhead fiery car crash that occurred on Sound Avenue on Sunday, November 7, 2021. It happened at about 9:05 a.m. between Roanoke and Horton Avenues. His passenger, identified as Salvatore Martino, was left with injuries.

According to Riverhead Police, Pinello was the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck that was towing a landscaping trailer on Sound Avenue. For reasons yet to be established, the pick and trailer went out of control and flipped.

Upon flipping, the vehicle burst into flames, leaving Pinellow with burns and traumatic injuries to which he succumbed at the scene.

His passenger, Salvator Martino, was able to escape the burning wreckage with injuries.

By the time officer arrived at the scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed in the blaze. Riverhead Fire Department was able to contain and put out the blaze after which Pinello was found deceased.

The accident remains under investigation and more information will be made available.

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