Mother Killed, Daughter Injured When Struck By Vehicle

In front of 225 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, New York on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m.

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman and injured her teenage daughter as they were walking on a Lindenhurst sidewalk this morning.

Diane Aluska and her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna, were walking on the sidewalk in front of 225 South Wellwood Avenue when they were struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla was backing out of a diagonal parking spot along the side of southbound South Wellwood Avenue when it drove onto the sidewalk, in reverse, struck the pedestrians and then struck the Lindenhurst Fire Department.

Diane Aluska, 55, of Lindenhurst, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. Jenna Aluska and the driver of the Corolla, Ann Riolo, 80, of Lindenhurst, were also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The Corolla was impounded for a safety check and the investigating is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

Case#: KP/1400


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