Police ID victim in fatal car crash

This car was involved in Tuesday's fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service photos)
This car was involved in Tuesday’s fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service)

A Riverside woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after her car drifted from Nugent Drive near the county jail and hit a tree. 

According to New York State Police, 76-year-old Saundra Highland was driving southbound in her 2010 Ford just west of the Riverside jail when she “drifted into the center median and struck a tree.”

Investigators said Tuesday that the crash, which occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m., does not appear to be suspicious and that no other car was involved in the accident.

The driver was the only person inside the car at the time of the crash, said state trooper Fabio Daino.

A Suffolk County sheriff driving nearby was first to spot the crash and state troopers and volunteer firefighters responded to the accident, Mr. Daino said.

Police closed the road for about three hours as the scene was cleared. State police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the Riverside barracks at 631-208-9002.

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