A 52-year-old woman was killed when a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver struck the vehicle that the victim was a passenger in on Thursday night in Brentwood, Suffolk County police said.
Zoila Ortega, 32, of Brentwood, was backing a Toyota out of a driveway on Crooked Hill Road when the vehicle was struck by a Nissan driven by 33-year-old Wilson Nieves, also of Brentwood, at 10 p.m., police said.
Nieves, Ortega and her passenger, Maria Alfaro of Bay Shore, were all taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where Alfaro died and the two drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Nieves was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Third Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.