Nesconset Woman Dies In Hauppauge Crash

Driver dies after losing control of vehicle, hitting utility pole on Townline Road Saturday night.

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.


Brian P December 12, 2010 at 05:21 PM
You think the Police Officers would've thrown out the police tape after they are finished. Instead they just pollute the area and leave the stuff on the side of the road.
Sara Walsh December 12, 2010 at 05:48 PM
I would hope so, there was a lot of yellow tapeto be left alongside the road. Hopefully a Good Samaritan will clean it up.
Brian P December 13, 2010 at 02:25 AM
They should send the officers to go pick it up. It was left there by the officers and alot of debris from the car. The SCPD Officers are lazy and I guess they can get away with littering. I'll call the 4th precinct tomorrow if I see that tape still there tomorrow morning. It also looks as if the car spun sideways after hitting the utility pole. The damage was done to the passenger front side of the car. There may have been other contributing factors, such as health. Unknown if the driver went straight in to the pole because of the health conditions or if the driver lost physical control of the car.
Brian P December 14, 2010 at 04:09 AM
Linda was my neighbor who lived across the street from me. May God Rest her soul!


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