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80 Year Old Women From Commack Killed In Car Accident

Posted on Oct 01, 2010
Veronica Omerza, age 80 was killed in a car crash in Smithtown. Collin Smith age 22 was driving a 2003 Ford Econoline van when he drove over the solid yellow line. He was driving eastbound on Jericho Turnpike about 100 feet west of Meadow Road. He lost control of his vehicle and drove over the solid yellow line where he hit two vehicles that were traveling westbound. He first hit the car that was being driven by Veronica Omerza, a 1999 Mercury. He then hit Penelope Kouklakis age 38, who was driving a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. Ms. Omerza was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Ms. Kouklakis was also taken to St. Catherine's with non-life threatening injuries. Police say that drugs and alcohol are not a factor in this crash, but they are looking into if Smith was speeding.

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