Elderly woman dies in Rocky Point car crash

The incident happened on Yaphank-Rocky Point Road yesterday afternoon. (7/3/14)

ROCKY POINT - Police say a woman has died after her car hit a tree in Rocky Point. 

The incident happened on Yaphank-Rocky Point Road yesterday afternoon. 

The driver, Francine Schenkel, 87, of Ridge, died at the scene. 

READ MORE: Long Island Top Stories

Officials say she was the only person in the car. 

Police are trying to determine what caused the woman to cross over the yellow line and into the woods on the opposite side of the street. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12