Woman dies after crash in Medford

A woman died after she drove through a red light on Horseblock Road near Route 112 in Medford and hit a tree late Thursday afternoon, Suffolk police said. Police said the crash appeared to happen after the victim suffered a medical emergency. Videojournalist: Stringer News (April 11, 2013)

A woman died after driving through a red light in Medford and hitting a tree late Thursday afternoon, Suffolk police said.

She was going east on Horseblock Road shortly after 5 p.m. when it appeared that she had a medical emergency, police said. The driver went through a red light by Route 112 and up a curb before hitting a tree on the corner, police said.

The victim's name was not immediately released. She was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, where she died, police said.

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Her 2005 Toyota Corolla was impounded for a safety check.

No other details were immediately available.

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