Mount Sinai Woman Dies in Car Crash

A 39-year-old woman died after the car she was a passenger in had crashed into another vehicle in the victim’s hometown of Mount Sinai over the weekend.

Suffolk County police said Tejas Acharekar, 25, of Port Jefferson, was making a left turn in a Toyota Camry from Route 25A onto Chestnut Street when the driver hit a Hyundai Sonata at 11 p.m. Friday.

Ekaterina Blednykh, a passenger in the Camry, was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where she was pronounced dead.

Acharekar and the woman driving the Hyundai were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.