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New City Accident: 1 Passenger Has Passed Away From Injuries, Driver Charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

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NEW CITY, NY – In a press release, the Clarkstown Police Department has announced that one of the passengers of the vehicle in the accident on Congers Road in New City has passed away from his injuries. The driver, 18-Year-Old Alan Mendoza of New City has been charged with 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.

The following is a press release from the Clarkstown Police Department

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.

The injured female, 16, is currently in stable condition at an area hospital. 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 their 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 transported to the RC Jail.

Anyone who may have information relating to this accident is asked to please contact the Clarkstown Police Detective Bureau at (845)639-5840 or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP via the “RocklandCO DA” TIP411 app (available in the App store or Google Play). Text keyword ROCKLANDCODA to 847411, add a space, type in your tip information, and hit send

 

 

In a notice to parents, the Clarkstown Central School District released a statement confirming that Clarkstown North High School students were involved in the accident.

Statement from Clarkstown Supervisor Hoehmann

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VIDEO: Car Engulfed in Flames on NYS Thruway Near West Nyack

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WEST NYACK, NY – At approximately 3pm on Friday (June 18, 2021), the West Nyack and Valley Cottage Fire Department responded to an SVU fully engulfed in flames.

The car fire was located on the Northbound side of New York State Thruway near Exit 12. There were no injuries to the driver of the vehicle or responding firefighters.

Video via Rockland Buff

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25-Year-Old from Stony Point Identified as Driver in Fatal Route 59 Accident

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NANUET, NY – On June 13, 2021, at approximately 3:45 am, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Rt. 59 eastbound near the Rt. 304 overpass for a reported one car accident with injury.

Officers observed one vehicle overturned near the median in the eastbound lanes of Rt. 59, with one occupant still inside. It has been determined that the vehicle, a Ford Mustang, had been traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Rt. 304 for a considerable distance, upwards of over 2 miles. The vehicle traveled over a guardrail on Rt. 304 falling onto the eastbound lanes of Rt. 59 below.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has been identified as Michael Magee, 25. At this time the accident is being investigated by the Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team and no contributing factors have been definitively determined. “We are saddened to have to report on yet another deadly vehicle accident here in Rockland County, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Magee.” said the Clarkstown Police in a press release.

Anyone who may have information relating to this accident is asked to please contact the Clarkstown Police Department at (845)639-5800.

Photo credit – Rockland Buff

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