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Driver killed as SUV hits utility pole, police say

Suffolk County police are investigating a motor vehicle

Suffolk County police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman on Wheeler Road in Hauppauge before dawn Friday. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

A woman driving a 2003 Nissan Murano SUV died after veering off Wheeler Road in Hauppauge and slamming into a utility pole before dawn on Friday, Suffolk County police said.

Rosa Portillo, 29, of Central Islip, was headed south about 4:20 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The safety of the sport utility vehicle will be checked. Anyone with information about the crash should call Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.

With Deon J. Hampton

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