Fiery crash at West Babylon gas pump claims woman's life

WEST BABYLON - A woman died when her car burst into flames after slamming into a West Babylon gas station overnight.According to police, Angela Gallizzi-Avendano, 33, lost control of her Mercedes Benz on Route 109 at around midnight, leaving a path of destruction behind her. Sources say she was driving more than 100 mph."All indications seem to point to speed being a factor," says Detective Sgt. Marco Giudice, of the Suffolk County Police Department. Witnesses say the woman first hit a parked Mazda, shearing off the left side like a sardine can. The owner, Dan Duffey, says his car is totaled.Police say after she hit Duffey's car, she took down a utility pole, splitting it in half and knocking out power to 500 residents. After hitting the pole, investigators say the woman hit the gas pump, which caused it to burst into flames, killing her. While detectives were investigating the deadly accident, they say another driver drove through the crime scene and was arrested for DWI.

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