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EAST ISLIP, N.Y. -- A woman walking her dog in East Islip Tuesday morning was killed when a car jumped the curb and hit a utility pole, Suffolk County Police confirm.

Barbara Cottone was driving a 2007 Chrysler sedan westbound on Union Boulevard around 9:10 a.m., when her vehicle jumped the curb, struck Skye Brunetti, who was walking her dog on the sidewalk, and then hit a utility pole, severing it.

Brunetti, 25, of 3527 Union Blvd., East Islip, was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog was also killed.

According to a GoFundMe page, Brunetti was a single mother who had just dropped her son, Antonio, off at the school bus stop, and was walking home with her dog when she was struck.

The driver, Cottone, 50, of East Islip, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 631-854-8352.

The investigation is ongoing.

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