EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. --A car crash on East Farmingdale, Long Island early Sunday has claimed the life of an 82-year old nursing home staffer. A car crash on East Farmingdale, Long Island early Sunday has claimed the life of an 82-year old nursing home staffer. Police say Vera Quashie was driving westbound on Route 109 at the intersection of Albany Avenue just after midnight when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole on the north side of the road. Quashie, who was alone in the vehicle, was driving home from work at the Berkshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon. She was transported to the Nassau University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Police are checking her 2009 Hyundai Accent to see whether it had any safety problems.
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