Vera Quashie was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow after she crashed her 2009 Hyundai Accent, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Quashie was on her way home from the Berkshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she worked as a nurse's aide, her daughter said.
"She was still working," Williams said. "Because that's the type of person she is. It was hard to keep still. She liked to keep working."
"She was just going to relax and enjoy the rest of her life," Williams said.
Wayne Orlowitz, a social worker at the nursing home, offered condolences to Quashie's family. "We're upset with regard to her loss and for her family," he said.
Quashie was alone in the car, police said. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.