For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Incident: Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash
Location: In Front of 291 West Main Street, Smithtown
Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 2019 at approximately 1:25 p.m

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Smithtown today.


Patricia Schmidt was driving a 2001 Honda Accord, making a right turn out of the parking lot of 291 West Main Street to head westbound, when the vehicle veered off the roadway, went down an embankment and into the woods at approximately 1:25 p.m. Detectives believe she may have suffered a medical event.


Schmidt, 79, of 6 Elayne Court, Smithtown, was transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where she was pronounced dead. 


The Honda was impounded for a safety check.


Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Fourth Squad detectives at (631) 854-8452

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-444801
Suffolk County Police Department

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