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East Meadow Woman Killed in Route 110 Crash

Massive traffic tie-ups result; second victim transported to an area hospital. Investigation is ongoing.

An East Meadow woman was killed and another man injured in a two-car wreck on Route 110 in East Farmingdale Monday afternoon.

East Farmingdale firefighters responded to the scene of the crash on the southbound side of Route 110 at about 3:15 p.m.

Firefighters reported one victim, Judith Stein, 75, of East Meadow, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Suffolk Police said.

Suffolk County detectives said the woman's red Hyundai was traveling east on Avon Court in East Farmingdale when she attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Route 110. 

In the intersection, her car was struck by a pick-up truck operated by a male driver that was traveling southbound on Route 110.

Stein was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing.  Detectives ask anyone who may information about this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

Traffic in the area was badly congested with both lanes reported closed for more than an hour. Police diverted traffic on Route 110 onto New Highway, causing major back-ups in the area.

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Just a Guy August 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM
This might sound ignorant but it seems the seniors are causing more and more accidents.. Their reaction time and decision making skills have deminished with age. I really think DMV needs to evaluate seniors once they're 65 years of age and each year after to keep their license. I've witnessed too many close calls by a senior.. :(
Saddened Friend August 28, 2012 at 01:06 PM
YOU need to have more RESPECT!!! what a disgrace to say such a thing!!! this woman had family and grandchildren and was CHERISHED by all who came in contact with her! ACCIDENTS happen every minute of every day. This woman could run circles around people HALF her age!!! SHAME on you!!
Carmine August 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM
the level of disrespect that you show astonishes me.
robert August 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I really haven't really noticed too many seniors racing up and down side streets and blowing stop signs texting on cell phones lately. Go visit any collision repair lot and take notice of all the rear end collision damage due to non senior texting!
paul August 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
To Just a Guy: I think your name when translated into english is: Just a Dope.... Just saying..... Where does it say she was at fault? Investigation is still on going..
Susan August 28, 2012 at 02:37 PM
To JUST A GUY ... who said this was her fault? Younger people never have accidents, I suppose. They NEVER drive not paying attention and talking on their cell phones, smoking, or changing CD's, do they? Of course they do. That's why the insurance rates are higher for young people!! Besides, they didn't give the age of the driver of the truck! He could have been 80 or 30!. Your attitude stinks. Grow up and get a clue! I knew this woman and she was hardly the "senior citizen" you pegged her as. Did you know her?? She was a mother and a grandmother and I bet she could run circles around you anytime!!! Besides which, you are "just a guy" and that says volumes!!
paul August 28, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Yes there was a tragic car accident still being investigated. Her age was 75 and the other driver was 25. No correlation. Perhaps just an accident. Perhaps someone was on the cell phone, texting, smoking, drunk, drugs, blacked out, etc......
Rebecca August 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM
There was no disrespect here. I read a simple factual observation that - no matter what happened here - is true. We should not be giving automatic drivers license extensions to seniors without making sure they can actually see and hear properly. My condolences to her family and friends - I'm sure Ms. Stein didn't deserve to die the way she did.
paul August 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Judy-Stein&lc=1402&pid=159502791&mid=5220051&locale=en-US
Eleanor Leone August 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Rest in Peace my dear friend...I will miss you terribly
Maria LaGattuta September 04, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Judy Stein was a wonderful woman, if you knew her you would never think she was 75. Not a risk taker just a sweet lady who was considerate and kind. I will miss hearing your voice.

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