YAPHANK, LONG ISLAND – Police said a collision on Long Island last week claimed the lives of a woman and her infant daughter.
According to a report by WPIX, the accident took place in Yaphank Thursday morning on County Road 101 near the Long Island Expressway.
Suffolk County Police said the driver of a mini school bus was trying to turn left from County Road 101 onto Express Drive South at about 7:35 a.m. The minibus collided with a 2019 Nissan Sentra.
The driver of the Sentra, 31-year-old Jacklyn Smoljan of East Patchogue, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s 1-year-old daughter was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue and then transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She had been riding in a car seat in the backseat of the Nissan.
Two passengers on the minibus suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were treated at area hospitals. The two vehicles were impounded for a safety check.
Anyone with further information on the incident was asked to contact Suffolk County Police.
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