- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an 81-year-old driver lost control of her car and crashed it on a Long Island road, killing her passenger and seriously injuring herself.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. Friday in West Hempstead. Nassau County police say the driver was leaving a drugstore and heading west on Eagle Avenue when the car went out of control.

Police say the car jumped a curb, veered back into the drugstore parking lot, hit two parked cars and crossed a road on the other side of the parking lot. Then it hit a tree and stopped.

The 87-year-old passenger, Henry Gugumuck, was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was from Malverne.

The driver is hospitalized in serious condition with head and neck injuries. Her name hasn’t been released.


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