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Crash on Merrick Road in Baldwin leaves 1 dead, Nassau cops say

Nassau County police are investigating a crash involving

Nassau County police are investigating a crash involving a sedan and a box truck from St. Vincent De Paul that killed a Rockville Centre woman on Merrick Road near Gale Avenue in Baldwin about 1:50 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017. Credit: Paul Mazza

A Rockville Centre woman died early Friday morning after her vehicle crashed into a box truck in Baldwin, Nassau County police said.

Chelsi Perez, 27, was driving a black 2005 Hyundai west on Merrick Road at about 1:45 a.m. when she lost control and hit the box truck, which was in the eastbound lane near Gale Avenue, police said.

Perez was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 69-year-old driver of the truck was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Photos from the scene showed a sedan badly damaged on the driver’s side and the damaged front end of a box truck.

Both of the vehicles were taken for a safety inspection and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Merrick Road, closed at Gale Avenue after the crash, had reopened by early afternoon, a police spokesman said.


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