Queens Woman Killed When Vehicle Strikes Parked Truck on Long Island Expressway
July 8, 2013
by Dana Klosner
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Queens woman on the Long Island Expressway early Sunday morning.
Matthew Polashek was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon westbound on the LIE between Exit 61 and Exit 62 when the vehicle veered onto the right shoulder and struck a 1997 Dodge pickup truck that was parked. Polashek’s wife, Stacie, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Matthew Polashek, 33, of Ridgewood, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The Dodge was disabled and unoccupied.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking any witnesses to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
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