Update: Woman, 75, Killed in Wreck on Route 110

Massive traffic tie-ups result; second victim transported to an area hospital. Investigation is ongoing.

A 75-year-old woman was killed and another man injured in a two-car wreck on Route 110 in East Farmingdale Monday afternoon.

East Farmingdale firefighters responded to the scene of the crash on the southbound side of Route 110 at about 3:15 p.m.

Firefighters reported the driver of a 2011 Hyundai, Judith Stein, of East Meadow, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Suffolk Police said.

Suffolk County detectives said the woman's red Hyundai was traveling east on Avon Court in East Farmingdale when she attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Route 110. 

In the intersection, her car was struck by a 1993 Ford pick-up truck operated by a male driver that was traveling southbound on Route 110.

The male driver, Willie John Seegers, 25, of Bay Shore, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing. Detectives ask anyone who may information about this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

Traffic in the area was badly congested with both lanes reported closed for more than an hour. Police diverted traffic on Route 110 onto New Highway, causing major back-ups in the area.

Lawrence DeMarco August 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Police were diverting traffic.....yeah right. I was there and the police did nothing to direct traffic other than close off 110 southbound. I am surprised that there were no accidents at the Daniel St. and 110 intersection because of the lack of police control. I understand the tie-up due to the accident but the police should have taken control of traffic at the intersection that they closed off 110 south at.
John Berman August 28, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I agree 100 percent with the above post, NO ONE DIRECTED TRAFFIC, drivers were left to fend for themselves where 110 southbound was closed. This was at 5:20 pm
Ana Leone August 28, 2012 at 03:57 AM
I was stuck going northbound at 5:15pm for 2 hours before I was able to make a right on sherwood Ave. and then got stuck for a long time just getting to New Highway. There was no police help on Conklin and 110 I even called Suffolk Police and asked for them to come and help direct traffic.
Denise Botiglione August 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Amen..they did nothing to direct traffic, it was chaotic yesterday. It took me about an hour to get from the College to rt.109, it was a mess. R.I.P. to that poor woman who passed away in the accident.
Deborah Reynolds August 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Police were all standing around talking to each other while BOTH North and Southbound lanes were closed. No help what so ever; took me two hours to get to Huntington. What are we paying them for?
Marilyn Rogers August 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Awful accident - so sad when any accident takes a life and I pray for her family dealing with such a tragic death ....but our roads are becoming dangerous. Drivers take too many chances and have no respect for each other and the road. So agree with the above comments. Police were not helpful in directlng traffic or diverting it properly. A total mess for hours. A 10 minute trip from the office took almost 90 minutes.
Dale from Farmingdale August 28, 2012 at 03:39 PM
The headline on the main page of my email says (copy/pasted): Woman, 60, Killed in Wreck on Route 110. Upon opening, the headline is this: Woman, 75, Killed in Wreck on Route 110. Fifteen years is a huge discrepancy. What kind of reporting is this?
Patty August 28, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I agree. I was there also, no help from any of the officers to direct traffic. Our tax paying dollars pay for shit. They did NOTHING !!!! What a shame..
Dick Pencil August 28, 2012 at 06:16 PM
What difference does 15 years make? The woman is dead, and that is what is important. This is not an obituary. Maybe you should try decaf.
mucca August 28, 2012 at 09:57 PM
where would you liked them to direct the cars to, there was no other place for the, to go except down the side streets.
Ana Leone August 28, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Hi This is Ana again, Yes we all did have a bad day yesterday, yes we did. I am sorry for the family of the woman who passed. For what it is worth, I did e-mail the 1st precinct last night and the capt. did respond to my e-mail this morning. He did say that they would look into redirecting traffic better next time there is a accident. I am hopeful that he would consider my suggestion to have more police redirecting traffic.. Lets hope we do not have to experience this again for a long time. I did remind the capt. that in all my 20 yrs living in Farmingdale I have never not seen any police respond to a big intersection to help redirect traffic. I have notice that when there is a red-light camera at a big intersection you will see less police when we need them to redirect traffic because of the red-light, unless of course there is no electric at all. It seems that it is either the police or the red-light cameras.
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 01:28 AM
The woman was originally reported to be 60. When she was identified, the police gave the older age. The email headline was simply out of date, collected and filed to email before the new information came in.


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