East Northport Woman Killed in Crash

A 52-year-old woman was killed in a chain-reaction car crash in her hometown of East Northport on Monday night.

Suffolk County police said Karla Kovach was driving a Kia northbound on Larkfield Road when her vehicle struck a Nissan that was slowing in traffic near the corner of 5th Avenue at 9:50 p.m.

The Nissan hit the side of Mario’s Pizza and the Kia spun into the rear of a Mercedes, which then rear-ended a Cadillac, police said.

Kovach was taken to Huntington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Mercedes and her two child passengers were transported to Huntington Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Cadillac and his passenger were not injured.

Second Squad detectives impounded the Kia, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8252.