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2 in Serious Condition, Driver of Vehicle in Police Custody After Accident in New City

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NEW CITY, NY – Update: Friday (May 7) 4:15pm On May 6, 2021 at approximately 10:50pm, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 256 Congers Rd. in New City, for reports of a 3 car accident.

Arriving officers along with New City FD, New City Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics provided medical attention to the 5 injured parties. All but one of the individuals involved in the accident were transported to area hospitals. The most seriously injured were both juveniles, a female, age 17 and a male, age 16. The juveniles were both passengers in a black Mitsubishi Lancer, operated by Alan Mendoza, m/18.

Unfortunately, the 16 year old male succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital this afternoon. The members of the Clarkstown Police Department extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Alan Mendoza, 18, has been charged with the following offenses: 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (felony), 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (felony), 1 count of Manslaughter in the 2nd (felony), 2 counts of Assault 2nd (felony), Vehicular manslaughter in the 2nd (felony), Driving While Intoxicated (felony) and Reckless Driving. Mr. Mendoza was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Ugell and has been transported to the RC Jail where he will await a future court date.

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On May 6, 2021 at approximately 10:50pm, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 256 Congers Rd. in New City, for reports of a 3 car accident.

Arriving officers along with New City FD, New City Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics provided medical attention to the 5 injured parties. Two of the injured occupants remain hospitalized in serious condition at this time, both victims were traveling in the same vehicle.

Video from the Scene via Rockland Video

 

The Clarkstown Central School District released the following statement confirming that Clarkstown North High School students were involved in the accident.

 

 

All further information regarding the victims is being withheld at this time, pending notifications.

The Clarkstown Police has placed one of the drivers in custody, charges are still pending at this time. Updates will be provided throughout the day. Congers Rd. was closed for several hours overnight, while the accident was being investigated by the Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team.

 

The Clarkstown Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information to call the Clarkstown Police Department at (845)639-5800.

Photo by Rockland Buff

 

** This article will be updated as more information is available. **

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Rockland’s Amiel D’Auria Celebrates 100th Birthday

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NYACK, NY –  Nyack Fire Department Honorary Battalion Chief Amiel D’Auria celebrates his Happy 100th Birthday!

Amiel is an 80 year Life Member of Chelsea Hook & Ladder Company # 2, joining in July of 1942. Amiel was recently honored by the Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters Association for his 80 years of service. Happy 100th Birthday Amiel!

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Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tony DeColyse Retires After 34 Years of Service

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NEW CITY, NY – Captain Tony DeColyse walked out to celebrate his last day of service after 34 years in the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office.

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On a bright sunny day, friends and colleagues wished him well on his well deserved retirement. Captain DeColyse will be missed, but we wish him the best of health, happiness and a long enjoyable retirement with his wife, sons and grandson.

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