An 81-year-old woman was killed Friday in a car crash in Hicksville, Nassau County police said.
Detectives said the woman was driving a 2001 Toyota eastbound on Princess Street at 4 p.m. when the vehicle accelerated and crossed the southbound lanes of North Broadway. The car continued over the center median into the northbound lanes, police said, striking a 2014 Ford Focus.
The Toyota was then redirected into the path of a 2012 tractor trailer, which crashed into the woman’s car. The force of the collision ejected the woman from the car, police said.
The woman, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.
Police performed a brake and safety check on the trailer at the scene and impounded the other vehicles.
No other injuries were reported.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.