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Woman, 77, dies following medical event, crash at mall, cops say

A 77-year-old woman died after the car she

A 77-year-old woman died after the car she was driving crashed into a building adjacent to the Macy's store at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove around 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Suffolk County police say she had suffered a medical event before the crash. Credit: James Carbone

A 77-year-old driver suffered a medical event Friday and died after crashing at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Suffolk County police said.

Margherita Giaquinto of Patchogue was driving in the parking lot about 2 p.m. when she struck a pole and a building, police said.

A photo of the scene showed a Mercedes-Benz in the rear of the Forever 21 store.

Giaquinto was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

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