EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City-based filmmaker was killed early Thursday morning in a single-car crash in the Hamptons, police said.
The accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. when Nick Louvel struck several trees on Route 114 in East Hampton, according to police.
Louvel crossed from the northbound lanes through the southbound lanes into the trees, investigators said.
The 34-year-old Manhattan resident was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Louvel’s 2005 Honda Accord was impounded for a safety inspection. The investigation is continuing.
Newsday reported that Louvel, who also had a home in Wainscott, was a filmmaker. His documentary “The Uncondemned” was scheduled to be screened at next month’s Hamptons International Film Festival. The film is about the first trial that prosecuted rape as a war crime, set in Rwanda.
Festival officials said in a statement they are mourning Louvel’s death.
Louvel also directed the 2005 mystery thriller “Domino One,” which had a cast that included Natalie Portman, Nick Garrison, Steve Guttenberg, Ken Cheeseman and Tatyana Ali. Louvel also had an acting role in the film.
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