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AIRMONT, NY – Police and Fire were on the scene of an active situation with a car fire as the result of a police chase ending near the Gulf Gas station in Airmont.

“Guy passed me northbound on thruway driving 120+ mph. State trooper following. He then got off on Airmont road exit 14B. Went across intersection and hit the pole. Car caught on fire. Pole is on fire. Think they got out of the car and ran on foot” said Bill Weber who witnessed the incident and shared the video with us.

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Airmont, Airmont Road in front of the Mobil Gas Station near North De Baun Ave. Tallman FD requested for a car that crashed into a utility pole with the pole on fire and leaning. The 2 occupants of the car reportedly fled on foot. Roadway being closed as a result. O&R Electric also en route.

** this is a developing story and will be updated with more information **

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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt

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BLAUVELT, NY – On Monday November 15, 2021, at approximately 5:03PM, the Orangetown Police responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at the intersection of State Route 303 and East Erie Street in the Hamlet of Blauvelt, N.Y.

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A 2005 Mack commercial box truck operated by Andrew Roe, 29, of Middletown, NY was traveling northbound on Route 303. A 2019 Subaru Forester, operated by Seymour Whynman, 83, of Blauvelt, NY was traveling westbound on E. Erie Street. A collision occurred at the intersection and the Subaru Forrester subsequently collided with a 2020 ford transit van in the southbound left only turn lane of Route 303. Mr. Whynmn and a female passenger were transported to Nyack Hospital by South Orangetown Ambulance Corps.

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Seymour Whynman.

This accident is currently being investigated by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation team. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have additional information to contact the Orangetown Police Department at 845-0359-3700.

 

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