RONKONKOMA, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — A car rolled backward and killed an 80-year-old woman on Thursday, with her 84-year-old husband in the driver’s seat, according to Suffolk County Police.
The neighborhood tragedy happened on the driveway at the couple’s Ronkonkoma home at 96 Hawthorne Ave., one block south of the Long Island Expressway’s eastbound service road, police said.
“Marisa Orlando was removing groceries from the trunk of a 2014 Toyota Camry in her driveway located at 96 Hawthorne Ave., when the vehicle rolled in reverse and struck her at approximately 12:25 p.m.,” according to a police statement late Thursday afternoon.
Police said the victim, Marisa Orlando, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Pietro Orlando, was not injured, police added.
Fourth Squad detectives are investigating. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check, police said.