A Nesconset woman is dead after losing control of her car and hitting a utility pole on Townline Road in Hauppauge Saturday night.
Linda Amattuci, 49, was driving a silver 2005 Ford eastbound on Townline Road near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road when she lost control of the vehicle at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Saturday evening, police said. The car spun sideways, striking a utility pole at the entrance of Temple Beth Chai's driveway and splitting it in half.
Amatucci was transported via ambulance to Hauppauge High School to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Suffolk County Police closed a portion of Townline Road, from Blydenburgh Road east to Mount Pleasant Road, as they investigated the crash for several hours. Several crime scene units remained on the scene taking photographs and documenting the accident until 8 p.m.
Two LIPA trucks then moved onto the scene to examine the broken utility pole and go about making necessary repair or replacement.
Suffolk County Police have impounded the vehicle for a safety check, according to police reports.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.
Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 13. Patch will continue updating this story frequently as more information becomes available.