The chase began just after 1pm on Monday, June 27. Police spotted a Lincoln Town Car that was wanted in a $4000 grand larceny. A Suffolk County deputy sheriff pulled the car over on the Long Island Expressway but the car sped off when both officers exited their vehicle. The Lincoln then went south and took a right on Sunrise Highway. Seven minutes and 8 miles later, it hit the Subaru in Bohemia.
According to a witness, the car hit with such an impact that one of them "literally spun around in the air" Three people in the Lincoln were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All three were arrested.
After the crash, the woman in the Subaru was helped out of her car but suffered a heart attack on the spot. She was pronounced dead when brought to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Her husband, 61, was in the vehicle with her. He was taken to the Southside Hospital with a punctured lung.
Newsday is speculating whether this is the first fatal car chase the Suffolk sheriff's office has experienced since it took over the highways three years ago.
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