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Fatal car crash in Woodhaven

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:52 am, Thu Aug 1, 2013.

A Nassau County woman was killed when the car she was driving struck a pole on Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven Monday morning.

At around 11:40 a.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a light pole at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and 89th Avenue near the Woodhaven Park Estates housing development.

Police determined that Theresa Venezia, 66, of North Massapequa, LI was driving a 2012 Nissan Sentra northbound on Woodhaven Boulevard when she apparently lost control and hit the pole at the intersection.

EMS also responded and transported Venezia to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She was the only occupant of the vehicle and no other injuries were reported.

The accident caused minor delays on the northbound side of Woodhaven Boulevard that lasted for several hours, at one point backing up traffic as far as Liberty Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing.

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