Medford Woman Dies in Car Crash

A 48-year-old woman died in a car crash in her hometown of Medford on Thursday evening.

Suffolk County police said Debra Heitleband was driving a Toyota Corolla eastbound on Horseblock Road when she suffered a medical condition, drove up a curb and hit a tree at the corner of Route 112 shortly after at 5 p.m.

Heitleband was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where she was pronounced dead. She was driving alone at the time.

Sixth Squad detectives impounded the car for a safety check while they are continuing the investigation.