Eastport Crash Leaves 1 Dead

A 41-year-old Flanders woman was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed into an SUV in Eastport on Sunday.

Suffolk County police said Blanca Coslaya was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that 22-year-old Rudi Ramirez, also of Flanders, was driving southbound on County Road 51 when a northbound Hyundai Tucson made a left turn in front of Ramirez’ vehicle at the corner of County Road 111, causing the two vehicles to collide at 2:47 p.m.

Coslaya was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Ramirez was taken to the same hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries

The other driver, 51-year-old Madeline Keane of Farmingville, and her two passengers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, where they were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.

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