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Woman Dies After Car Pulled From Water In Port Jefferson

Car pulled from water in Port Jefferson (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Car pulled from water in Port Jefferson (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating the death of an elderly woman who was found in a submerged car near a Long Island boat ramp Thursday morning.

Marine and emergency response units responded to West Broadway and Barnum Avenue in Port Jefferson around 6:45 a.m. after someone called 911 to report seeing a vehicle in the water, police said.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Officers arrived at the scene and found a Toyota Corolla submerged in the water.

Anne Murray, 87, was not breathing when she was pulled from the vehicle, Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick told 1010 WINS.

Murray was transported to St. Charles Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

It is not clear how long the car had been submerged.

Authorities are trying to determine if it was a medical emergency or an accident that caused Murray to drive her car into the water, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports.

The investigation is ongoing.