The unusually early winter-like storm has apparently caused the death of a Riverhead woman.
Susan Galligan, 54, was killed early Sunday morning when her compact car hit a patch of ice on the Sunrise Highway in West Babylon and struck a pickup truck stopped on the side of the road, Suffolk County Police reported.
Ms. Galligan was westbound when her 2008 Honda Civic spun out of control and struck the rear of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma at about 6:15 a.m, said police. Ms. Galligan was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said Adalid Trejo, 37, of Brentwood was also westbound on the Sunrise when he apparently lost control on a patch of ice and struck a guardrail. After he got out to inspect the damage Ms. Galligan’s Civil slammed into the truck, according to reports.
Mr. Trejo and passengers Joaquin Trejo, 46, and Franklin Trejo-Monge, 23, both of Brentwood were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.