PIP Fatal: SUV Crash On NJ Side Kills Rockland Driver, 61

UPDATE: A driver from Rockland County died after his SUV slammed into a tree Tuesday afternoon on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Tenafly.

Monsey Scoop was first with the story.

Monsey Scoop was first with the story.

Photo Credit: COURTESY of Monsey Scoop

Tenafly firefighters extricated Aron Yishai Unger, 61, of Spring Valley following the single-vehicle crash between Exits 1 and 2 of the southbound Parkway at 1:45 p.m., Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Lt. Raymond E. Walter said.

Members of Bergen Hatzalah conducted CPR while rushing the driver to the hospital after a medical chopper was summoned and then canceled.

Unger was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, Walter said.

The 2022 Kia Sportage "was traveling southbound when it left the roadway and traveled into the center median striking a tree," the lieutenant said. 

Members of his department's Detective Bureau are investigating the cause of the crash, he said.

Monsey Scoop was the first to report the crash and contributed to this story.

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