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Police ID Blue Point Woman Killed in LIE Crash

The driver killed in multi-vehicle pileup Wednesday identified as Christa Zepf.

Blue Point resident Christa Zepf, 68, has been identified as the driver killed in Wednesday's massive vehicle crash on the LIE that involved over 30 cars and a tractor trailer.

Thirty three people were injured in the crash that took place just west of the William Floyd Parkway at 2:38 p.m. According to police, Raymond Simoneau, 42, of Rockingham, Vermont, was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on the LIE when his vehicle struck a number of cars.

Zepf was driving a Toyota Camry eastbound on the LIE when her vehicle was involved in the crash.

Following the initial collision, a chain-reaction crash occurred and a total of 35 vehicles were involved. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying storm debris, and two additional vehicles caught fire and were extinguished by fire department personnel.

The LIE was closed in both directions between exit 66 and exit 69 and the roadway was reopened Thursday morning.

 
Minx McCloud December 20, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I'm so sorry that this happened. My prayers are with the Zepf family and all those affected by this crash.
Bob Draffin December 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
This is a terrible loss. Christa was such a beautiful and loving person. My thoughts and prayers go out to Hubert and the entire Zepf family.
Jan Mauck December 20, 2012 at 06:57 PM
This is so tragic. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with Hubert and family at this time. You couldn't have known a gentler and classy woman. She will be missed.
Brian Belliveau December 20, 2012 at 07:56 PM
My thoughts and prayers to Hubert and Jennifer in their time of loss. The entire family are wonderful people.
a schlamminger noorda December 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I have many wonderful memories with my parents, Hubert, Christa, and Jennifer from my childhood....sleep overs, Fire Island, October Fest in Port Jeff. My deepest condolences to Hubert, Jennifer and the rest of the family. Love Antonia and Eva
JAS December 21, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I didnt know Christa or her family but, GOD BLESS from one Blue Pointer family to another. My prayers are with your family.
Yvonne Kleine December 21, 2012 at 06:44 AM
I knew Christa and Hubert back in the 1980's when we first moved to Bayport. She was a woman of high intelligence, beauty and grace. My prayers and thoughts are with her husband and daughter at this heartbreaking time.
Angela villarico December 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I know Christa and Hubert from Cancun. We saw each other every year in February. My son Maximus is the same age as Kyle and they would play together in the pool. I am so sad that I will not see me friend this February. The entire Zepf family is in my heart and prayers. What a tragedy. Love and blessings through this terrible loss and holiday season. She was one of the nicest people I had the blessing of knowing. God bless. Xoxo

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