A newlywed man died yesterday in a motor vehicle collision with a Suffolk County Transit bus in Greenport, Long Island. Jeremiah Grunblatt had just been married on Sunday; he and wife Keturah Grunblatt were honeymooning in the North Fork.
According to Newsday, the couple was traveling west on Main Road, Route 25, near Safe Boulevard when their car "veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into" the eastbound bus around 11:50 a.m. Grunblatt, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife, 39, suffered non life-threatening injuries. The Suffolk Times reports that Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley explained "a Suffolk County police medevac couldn’t be called due to the weather."
The bus's driver had "a severe leg injury" while one passenger of five bus passenger was treated for a minor injury.
Southold Local reports that Keturah Grunblatt told an EMT that they had been married for just a few days. Her Facebook page shows photographs of them happily posing for wedding photos at Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg.
The couple's wedding website describes themselves—he was an artist while she is an opera director and choreographer—and their relationship, noting they started dating in 2011, "The magic of the internet brought us together, though we are often baffled at the fact that we didn't somehow meet before we did."
Keturah Grunblatt also posted Instagrams from their honeymoon, showing their visits to shops and beaches in the North Fork as well as ones of tranquility:
The Daily News reports, "An unopened wedding present sat outside the couple’s Clinton Hill home, where neighbors were just finding out about the tragedy. 'That’s upsetting,' said Nicholas Pattison, 34. 'He was definitely always a super-friendly guy.'"
The cause of the accident is under investigation.