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Mount Sinai Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 78-year-old Mount Sinai woman.

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Mount Sinai, NY - December 9th, 2013 - Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 78-year-old Mount Sinai woman.

Marylou Pinto, 78, was driving a 2007 Kia eastbound on North Country Road when her vehicle apparently crossed over into the opposite lane of travel, near Shore Road in Mount Sinai, at approximately 4 p.m.  The Kia collided with a westbound 1997 Lexus being driven by Patricia Vallary, 68, also of Mt Sinai.

Pinto was transported by Port Jefferson Fire Department Rescue to Mather Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Vallary was transported by Miller Place Fire Department Rescue to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

Detectives ask that anyone that witnessed this crash please call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.

Incident:         Mount Sinai Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash
Location:        North Country Road, near Shore Road, Mount Sinai
Date/Time:     Sunday, December 8, 2013 at approximately 4 p.m.