Update: 80-year-old dies of injuries from Thursday crash

09/23/2014 9:11 PM |
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday's crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said.

The 11:15 a.m. collision sent both vehicles off the road and into a farm field near Fresh Pond Avenue.

Police at the time described the injuries as non-life threatening, with the Ekbergs being transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center and Ms. Kuzma treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

But police said Tuesday that Ms. Ekberg died from injuries “several days later” while at Stony Brook.

According to records found online, the Ekbergs at some point served as advisory council members of the Long Island affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call (631) 727-4500, ext. 633.

The Audi's driver was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

The Audi’s driver was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

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