A 22-year-old Bay Shore woman was killed when she crashed her SUV into a vehicle while veering across all three lanes of traffic on the Long Island Expressway on Wednesday, authorities said.
Andrea Acosta was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound in the HOV lane when she crossed over the HOV lane buffer and drove across an additional three lanes, hitting a vehicle in the right lane near exit 57 at 4:10 p.m., Suffolk County police said.
Acosta was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two teenagers who were riding with her were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, one for treatment of serious injuries and the other for non-life-threatening injuries.
The other driver, a 50-year-old Patchogue man, was not injured.
The eastbound lanes of the LIE were closed for nearly four hours during the rush hour commute while investigators were on the scene.
Fourth Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.