Ingrid Arcuik, 51, was driving northbound on the roadway when her sedan veered to the right and struck the rear of a heavy duty Peterbilt tow truck, which was parked on the shoulder, cops said.
Police arrived on the scene at about 12:35 p.m. and found Arcuik unconscious. EMS declared her dead at the scene.
The tow truck driver was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition. There were no arrests, according to officials.