Cops: Car hits pole in East Northport

A car struck a utility pole on Elwood

A car struck a utility pole on Elwood Road, in front of the East Northport Jewish Center. Elwood Road in East Northport was closed between Third and Saratoga avenues while police investigated. (Sept. 8, 2013) (Credit: Steve Silverman)

Suffolk County police late last night were investigating the death of an East Northport woman in a single-car crash earlier in the day.

Second Squad detectives said Barbara Dedicke, 78, veered off the road and struck a parked car and then a utility pole. Det. Sgt. John O'Sullivan said a cause of death had not been determined, but nothing was being ruled out and the medical examiner's office would determine whether Dedicke's age or health played a role in the crash.

No one else was in the car and no one else was hurt in the crash, investigators said.

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Investigators said Dedicke was driving a 2005 Honda south on Elwood Road when her car left roadway and hit the parked car and then the pole north of Clay Pitts Road about 3:30 p.m.

Dedicke, Sixth Street, was pronounced dead at the scene by medical examiner's office.

The Honda was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.

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