Central Islip Woman, 28, Killed in Crash, Cops Say

A 28-year-old Central Islip woman died in a single-car crash on the Southern State Parkway early Sunday morning, New York State police said.

The victim, Stephanie Francois, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet westbound at 12:35 a.m. near exit 25N when the crash occurred, police said.

Authorities said in a news release that Francois was approaching the Newbridge Road exit at “a high rate of speed” when she lost control of the vehicle, which overturned on the north shoulder.

Francois was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing, police said.

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