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Update: Commack Woman Killed in Route 454 Crash

Roseann Zarra, 67, suffered head and neck injuries in the collision Thursday evening.

Update: Commack resident Roseann Zarra, 67, was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Medical Center late Thursday evening, police said.

A woman was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack Thursday evening.

According to Suffolk County police, Roseann Zarra, 67, was making a left turn from the westbound lane of Veterans Highway onto Tern Place, when her vehicle was struck by a 2011 Ford Mustang being driven eastbound on Veterans Highway by Raymond Orofino at 5:30 p.m.

Zarra, of Commack, was transported via helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center for head and neck injuries. She was admitted in serious condition, police said. Orofino, 55, was taken to Huntington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A portion of Veterans Highway near Tern Place remained into the evening as emergency workers appeared to clear downed wires.

The accient is under investigation. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

CommackMom December 23, 2011 at 04:59 AM
My deepest condolences to the Zarra family at this difficult time.
diana wrynn December 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM
the accident happened in front of my house i held her hand and prayed until the ambulance arrived i would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the zarra i only wish i could have done more

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