A woman from Selden was killed and a four-year-old boy ended up injured in a Long Island Expressway collision. The accident happened on the morning of November 2 around 8:15 a.m., Suffolk police informed.
Thirty-five-year-old Michelle Carpenter was operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix going westbound on the expressway near Exit 53 when she turned to avoid stopped traffic. The driver lost control of the car, which swerved off the highway, hit a tree, and flipped over in the woods.
Carpenter was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where doctors pronounced her dead. The boy had minor injuries and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. The police informed that the child was sitting in the back seat.
The vehicle was taken for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the collision to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.
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