UPDATE: Traffic Light Out at Time of Fatal Crash in Port Jefferson Station

A New Jersey woman was killed at the intersection of Routes 112 and 347 around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police.

Update, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.: A Suffolk Police spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday morning that the traffic light where Tuesday morning's fatal accident occurred was not operable at the time of the crash.

According to police, the officer involved in the crash was coming from a storm-related call at the time of the accident, and the investigation is ongoing to determine whether or not weather was a factor in the crash.

The driver of the vehicle has not been arrested or charged with any traffic violations.

Original story: A New Jersey woman was killed early Tuesday morning after the car she was driving in collided with a Suffolk County Police officer at the intersection of Routes 347 and 112 in Port Jefferson Station.

According to Suffolk County Police, the marked cop car was heading west on Route 347 and the 2002 Toyota Highlander – carrying four individuals – was driving north on Route 112 at the time of the accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m.

Police could not confirm if the stoplight at the intersection was operational at the time of the crash.

According to police, 21-year-old Vishwaja Muppa, of Edison, N.J. was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician with the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office. Three others in the car were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment. Suffolk County Police Officer Rene Garcia was transported there as well and was later released.

Police said that the accident remains under investigation. They are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Seventh Squad at (631) 852-8752. 

THE SOCIAL WORKER October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM
That will be an investigation after an investigation
Mels Ditties October 31, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Status of light at that intersection as of 8pm..... 7:55 pm on Monday, October 29, 2012 Traffic light at 347 & 112 blinking...eg no real signal...BAD intersection WITH traffic lights working....BE CAREFUL!
Dan Elton October 31, 2012 at 07:50 PM
The young lady was a Stony Brook University student. (I received an email about the accident from the university president: three other students were also involved and one was critically injured) This is a real tragedy. Please drive carefully everyone!
G December 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM
If it was a civilian instead of a cop, the driver would have been ripped a new one by a cop and I'm sure they would have been dealt with much more harshly. It's time they start abiding by the same rules they enforce.
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