Two separate motor vehicle accidents on County Road 39 Tuesday morning — one of which reportedly involved a sheriff's deputy's car — have slowed the eastbound commute.
The first accident occurred some time before 7:45 a.m. and the left eastbound lane was closed near Tuckahoe Lane as a white SUV was removed by a wrecker. Southampton Town Police Sgt. Michael Joyce said the Suffolk County sheriff's office is handling the incident, because a sheriff's deputy's vehicle was involved, and police do not have any further details.
Then around 8 a.m., a second apparently minor accident occurred on County Road 39, to the east of the Inlet Road intersection. Joyce said that police are on scene now, and he could not immediately offer any details.
A police vehicle was partially in the left eastbound lane at the accident scene, and traffic was backed up.