27-year-old woman killed in Baldwin crash

BALDWIN, Long Island (WABC) -- A 27-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Baldwin Friday morning.

A car and truck collided at Merrick Road and Gale Avenue just after 1:45 a.m.

Police say Chelsi Perez, of Rockville Centre, was driving at a high rate of speed when she lost control on Merrick Road and collided with the box truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 69-year-old driver of the box truck, who works for a church and was making a pickup, was evaluated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were removed from the scene for brake and safety testing.

The investigation is ongoing.
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