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Ridgewood woman killed in crash

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:30 am

A crash on the Long Island Expressway has left a Ridgewood woman dead.

On July 7 at 4:31 a.m., Matthew Polashek, 33, was driving his 2003 GMC Yukon westbound on the L.I.E. between exits 61 and 62 near Holbrook, LI.

The vehicle, also carrying Polashek’s wife, Stacie, 33, veered onto the right shoulder and struck a 1997 Dodge pickup truck that was parked on the shoulder of the highway, Suffolk County police said.

Stacie Polashek was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician’s assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Her husband was tranported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

No other people were harmed in the crash as the Dodge was disabled and unoccupied.

Both vehicles have since been impounded for safety checks and an investigation is ongoing.

Suffolk County detectives are asking any witnesses to call the Sixth Squad at (631) 854-8652.

No further information was provided by the Suffolk County police.

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