UPDATE: Wading River Man Dies In Fatal Calverton Crash

Police have identified the name of the victim

Update: 4:00 p.m.: A Wading River man lost his life in a tragic Calverton car crash Friday morning.

According to Riverhead Town Police, Joseph Amodemo, Jr., 66, of Wading River, died after a car accident at the intersection of Route 25 and Route 25A in Calverton that occurred at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Police said Amodemo, who was driving a 2011 Honda Accord, was struck by a 1995 GMC Yukon operated by Meghan Campbell, 20, of Shoreham.

Amodemo Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Campbell was transported by Wading River Fire Department Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, Chris Zullo, 25, of Riverhead, was airlifted by Suffolk County Police Department helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of head injuries.

No charges were filed.

Police are asking that anyone with information about th e accident call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500 ext. 332.

Original story: Riverhead Town Police are on the scene of an accident on Middle Country Road and Route 25A in Calverton in which at least one individual lost their life.

Police said the accident, which occurred at 10:02 a.m. Friday, was likely a T-bone collision that left one individual, believed to be a male, dead.

Although helicopters were sent to the scene, police said they left without a victim because at least one driver died at the scene.

No further details were immediately available; stay tuned to Patch for updates as they become available.

Thomas Stengel November 11, 2012 at 05:28 AM
RIP Mr. Amodemo. He was one of the best teachers I have ever had and, as a student, you could tell that he loved what he did. As a teacher and as a person, he'll be sorely missed by so many. Best wishes to his family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Gene November 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Mr. Amodemo was a great husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and man. He'll be greatly missed. There will be a wake for Mr. Amodemo on Tuesday, November 13 from 2PM-4PM and 7PM-9PM at Alexander-Tuthill Funeral Home in Wading River (6447 Route 25A) and Funeral Mass on Wednesday, November 14 at 11AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 1488 North Country Road, Wading River.
Delaware Lady November 12, 2012 at 07:02 PM
So sorry to hear this. Mr. Amodemo was one of the best teachers I've ever had. I can still remember looking forward to his class, and my 6th grade social studies project. He seemed to enjoy our creations as much as we did. What a kind and wonderful man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed.
Petermlynch November 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Mr. A was a great teacher. One of the best. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
E.Etheridge November 13, 2012 at 01:05 AM
So sad to hear, Mr A, was a very nice person and great teacher who will be missed by many.


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