SMITHTOWN / Cops: Woman killed while driving across Route 347
Marlene Strober, 64, was driving a 2002 Saab north on Plaisted Avenue just after 9 a.m. when she "pulled out in front of the pickup" that was traveling east on Route 347, police said in a news release.
Strober, of Hoffman Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the crash.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety inspections, police said.
-- GARY DYMSKI
EAST SETAUKET / No one hurt in blaze at garage, officials say
Firefighters from four departments battled an early-morning blaze in an attached garage at a home in East Setauket on Friday, police and fire officials said.
No one was injured.
Suffolk police said the fire on Old Field Road was reported in a 911 call at 5:51 a.m. Fire officials said the call was dispatched at 5:52 a.m.
Officials said Port Jefferson Ambulance and Stony Brook University Ambulance also were on the scene as a precautionary measure.
The cause of the fire is being investigated, officials said.
-- JOHN VALENTI