A toddler survived a one-vehicle crash in which her mother was killed early Thursday in Orient, Southold Town police said.
Jacquelyn A. Carvo, 30, of Farmingdale, died when she crashed her Jeep Cherokee into a stand of small trees and a utility pole at the end of Route 25. Her 18-month-old daughter, who police said was in a rear car seat, was uninjured.
Southold Town police said an area resident came home and discovered the accident, which police reported at 12:25 a.m. The crash occurred where the main road ends in an L-shaped intersection leading to the Cross Sound Ferry parking lot.
Police are trying to determine where Carvo was coming from and going to at the time of the accident, Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said. No ferries were scheduled to arrive or depart within hours of the crash, according to the ferry's website.
Police said a preliminary investigation found Carvo had acquaintances in Southampton, but no links to the North Fork. Volunteers from the Orient Fire Department responded and said Carvo was dead at the scene, according to police.
The toddler was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was not injured and was released to relatives, police said.
Family members at Carvo's Farmingdale home declined to comment Thursday.
With Darran Simon