The Greenlawn fire department and Suffolk County police respond to...

The Greenlawn fire department and Suffolk County police respond to a fatal crash Tuesday night in Greenlawn. (July 21, 2010) Credit: Steve Silverman

A Centerport teen died in a fiery one-car crash in Greenlawn Tuesday night when her car crossed an oncoming lane, slammed into a tree and burst into flames, Suffolk police said.

Dominique Kantor, 17, was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima north on Centerport Road at 11:05 p.m. when her car  struck the tree in front of a house north of East Sanders Street, police said.

When Second Precinct officers responded, they found Kantor trapped inside the burning car. Police and the Greenlawn Fire Department used fire extinguishers and water from garden hoses of neighboring houses to keep the flames from advancing as rescue workers freed Kantor from the car.

Greenlawn firefighters responded with a heavy rescue truck, rescue pumper, an engine and two ambulances, according to a news release from the department.

According to the release, it took about 15 minutes to free Kantor. She was transported by ambulance to Huntington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

With Mark Dwyer

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