Police said Lisa Resnick, 58, was alone in her vehicle around 5 p.m. when a tree fell on it, killing her.
Hundreds of thousands of people are waking up Wednesday morning without power, and officials say three people are confirmed dead after severe storms slam the northeast.
The name of the 11-year-old girl who tragically died Tuesday in Newburgh when a tree hit the auto she was in has been released.
The girl's mother suffered only minor injuries.
The vicious storm left hundreds of thousands without power across New York, New Jersey and CT.
Cardinale was heading home from work Tuesday on Church Street when a tree and all of its branches crumbled on top of his truck.
The storms downed trees and power lines across the region and lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP reports.
Travel delays were reported, including several suspensions at New York's Grand Central Terminal.
The National Weather Service has gotten more than 100 severe storm reports, including baseball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour.
"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY. Putnam County grappled with 144 closed roads.