Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 51-year-old Bethpage woman died after a truck making an illegal u-turn on the Wantagh State Parkway hit the SUV she was driving over the weekend, New York State police said.Elisabeth Cutrone was driving a Jeep Cherokee northbound when her vehicle was hit by a Ford F-250 pick-up truck that was making a u-turn from the southbound side of the roadway just north of the Jones Beach State Park toll booths shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.Cutrone was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center, where she died shortly later. Her, 42-year-old passenger, Douglas Cutrone, also of Bethpage, was taken to the same hospital for treatment of a fractured hip.The other driver, 35-year-old Eugenio Taveras-Galindo of Westbury, and his four passengers were hospitalized with minor injuries.Troopers are continuing the investigation into this crash and ask any witnesses to call them at 516-561-8492.
Syracuse is back in the Associated Press Top 25 — at No. 23 — for the first time since Dec. 7. The Orange (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic Coast) has won six games in a row and is coming off a two-win week in which it beat Virginia, 91-57, and North Carolina State, 55-52, on the road.SU’s biggest win during the six-game streak came at No. 16 Miami on Feb. 1. Syracuse put in the go-ahead bucket with 45 seconds left to upset the Hurricanes, 57-51.The Orange had ranked as high as No. 20 early in the season, but dropped off after a blowout loss to then-No. 5 Mayland on Dec. 2.Syracuse will host No. 10 Florida State (21-4, 11-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 15, 2016 at 3:13 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Related Stories Syracuse beats N.C. State, 55-52, for its 20th win of the seasonBrianna Butler’s hot start guides Syracuse to blowout winAlexis Peterson leads Syracuse in 57-51 upset of No. 16 Miami Facebook Twitter Google+