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27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester 27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester
27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash on a highway in Westchester that left a man dead.  New York State Police said on Monday, July 8, that the crash happened on Saturday, July 6, just after 10 p.m., when a 2017 BMW motorcycle collided with a guard rail on northbound I-87 in Yonkers.  Troopers and first responders found the operator, 27-year-old Bronx resident Osterman Cuevas-Campos, on the shoulder of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, Cuevas-Campos had been riding his motorcyc…
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash 6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash A 6-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital with severe lacerations following a crash on I-87 in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-87 in Orange County in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2022 Toyota Tundra was parked on the right shoulder when the driver, Connecticut resident Peter W. Nugent, age 42, of the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, reentered the roadway into the path of a 2011 Toyota Venza.  The Venza overturned…
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow This story has been updated. State Thruway Authority officials said planned work this weekend on I-87 on an overpass that was hit nine times last year has been postponed due to a forecast of snow. The New York State Thruway Authority had planned to close all traffic on the northbound lanes of I-87 from exit 17 in Orange County in Newburgh to exit 18 in Ulster County in New Paltz so a portion of the damaged Brookside Road overpass in New Paltz can be safely removed over the northbound lanes. “With several inches of snow expected to fall Saturday, Jan. 5 night into Sunday, Jan. 6, the Thruwa…
New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier
New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier This story has been updated. A suspect killed in a shootout with troopers on the Thruway was wanted in connection with another shooting hours earlier that left a man in critical condition. The Rockland County incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 in the southbound lanes of I-87 in the Town of Ramapo. State Police said troopers stopped a Mercedes sedan near exit 15A that had been identified in a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) as part of an attempted homicide investigation in Albany. During the traffic stop, the suspect and sole occupant of the car opened fire on troopers…
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Police are investigating after a middle-aged man was killed in a fiery overnight crash on I-87. It happened in Westchester just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 on northbound I-87 in the village of Tarrytown. When New York State Police troopers arrived at the scene, a tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Saratoga County resident Richard A. Simmons, age 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the new Tappan Zee Bridge, striking the guide rail and a storage outbuilding. Simmons was pronounced de…
Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged
Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged One day after a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load hit a Hudson Valley overpass on I-87, causing a massive backup, all lanes have reopened and traffic is running smoothly. The incident took place in Rockland County around 6:45 a.m. at the South Broadway overpass at the exit of South Nyack, said the New York State Police. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Ivan N. Varava, age 39, of Hollywood, Florida, was traveling southbound when the large steel tower he was transporting struck the overpass causing significant structural damage, state police said. The clearance for the overpass i…
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash The identity has been released of a  woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened at around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 27 in Orange County on  I-87 in the town of Cornwall, between Exit 17 (Newburgh) and Exit 16 (Harriman) and involved a passenger car and motorcycle. On Saturday morning, July 29, New York State Police announced that a preliminary investigation has determined that the driver of a 2017 Chevy Malibu, a 41-year-old of from the Orange County hamlet of Highland Mills, was traveling northbound in the left lane when he collided wit…
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley Motorists in need of a coffee or a pit stop can now enjoy that and a lot more at a new service area on I -87 in the Hudson Valley. The new service area in Ulster County, located in the town of Plattekill, (is now open to the public. The location is the sixth new service area to open on the New York State Thruway as part of the $450 million project to redevelop and modernize all 27 thruway service areas, said the New York State Thruway Authority. The Plattekill Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 18. The facility is more than 20,000 square feet, making it one …
Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Westchester Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Westchester
Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Westchester One person was killed and two others hospitalized in a head-on, wrong-way crash in Westchester. It happened around 4:40 a.m. Sunday, April 9 on I-87 near Exit 1 in Yonkers. A preliminary investigation by New York State Police determined a wrong-way driver of an Acura MDX was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when it struck a Honda Civic head-on.  Two individuals were injured and transported to area hospitals and a third individual was pronounced dead during transport to a third local hospital. The identity of the person killed has not yet been released. The crash rem…
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties New story - Nor'easter: Potent Storm With Gusty Winds Brings Mix Of Snow, Rain, Causes School Closures New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of a late winter Nor'easter that’s expected to bring heavy, wet snow and other challenging conditions to the region. Hochul urged New Yorkers to prepare for a multi-day event that could bring more than a foot of snow to portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier Report: Storm Watch: These Areas Expected To See Extreme, Major Impacts From Nor'easter "State agencie…
22-Year-Old Westchester Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say 22-Year-Old Westchester Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say
22-Year-Old Westchester Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say A 22-year-old woman is accused of driving while intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit in the Hudson Valley. Troopers in Ulster County stopped a vehicle for multiple vehicle and traffic violations on I-87 in Plattekill at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, New York State Police reported. The driver, identified as Westchester County resident Laura Gomez Rudas, of New Rochelle, was found to be intoxicated, and she was arrested, police said. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21 percent, authorities reported. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated…
Weeks-Long Ramp Closure Scheduled On I-87 In Westchester County, Officials Say Weeks-Long Ramp Closure Scheduled On I-87 In Westchester County, Officials Say
Weeks-Long Ramp Closure Scheduled On I-87 In Westchester County, Officials Say Officials are advising motorists in Westchester County to plan for a ramp closure on I-87. The ramp from I-87 to Exits 8 and 8A (Saw Mill River Parkway) in Elmsford is set to be closed until around Sunday, Nov. 20, the New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday, Oct. 3. State officials said the closure is needed to facilitate ramp reconstruction. Motorists should follow the posted detour using State Route 119 eastbound to the Saw Mill River Parkway northbound, officials said.
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit
Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Driving Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit A 22-year-old Hudson Valley man is accused of driving while intoxicated at more than two times the legal limit. Troopers pulled a vehicle over on I-87 in the Albany County town of Bethlehem for vehicle and traffic violations at about 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, New York State Police said. Police said the driver, identified as Rockland County resident Cristian Agualema, of New City, was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and tested as having a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, authorities said. Agualema was charged with aggravated DWI, State Police reported. Police said he wa…
Mom Nabbed For DWI Leandra's Law After Crash In Region, Police Say Mom Nabbed For DWI Leandra's Law After Crash In Region, Police Say
Mom Nabbed For DWI Leandra's Law After Crash In Region, Police Say A mother from the region is facing charges after allegedly driving drunk and crashing on the New York Thruway with her two young children in the car, state police said. Troopers in Orange County were called at around 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, with reports of a single car crash with property damage on I-87 in the town of Newburgh. When troopers arrived, they determined that the 37-year-old driver, Maria Gabremichael, of Gansevoort in Saratoga County, was intoxicated. Her two children, ages 6 and 8, were also in the car at the time, according to police. They were not injured and were later take…
22-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-87 Crash Remembered For Her 'Contagious Laughter' 22-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-87 Crash Remembered For Her 'Contagious Laughter'
22-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-87 Crash Remembered For Her 'Contagious Laughter' A college student killed in a crash on I-87 is being remembered for her "contagious laughter." Saratoga County resident Katryn R. Fisher, of Ballston Spa, was age 22. The crash happened on the Northway stretch of I-87 at around 9:55 p.m. Saturday, May 28 on the northbound side in Albany County in the town of Colonie. Known as Katie, "she was a shining bright light, with an unbelievable smile," according to her obituary. "She had such a hysterical sense of humor and her contagious laughter brought joy to everyone around her.  "Katie was such an incredibly responsible and safety-c…
Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say
Woman Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With 3-Year-Old In Vehicle, Police Say A woman is facing a felony charge after being busted driving allegedly intoxicated with her 3-year-old child in the car in the Hudson Valley, state police announced. New York State Police troopers on patrol in Rockland County stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Clarkstown after the driver allegedly committed multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The traffic stop was conducted at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 in Clarkstown. According to police, during the stop, it was determined that the driver, Rockland County resident Kristina Khan, age 23, of Spring Valley, was found t…
COVID-19: Man Charged With Assault Over Altercation About Mask In Hudson Valley, Police Say COVID-19: Man Charged With Assault Over Altercation About Mask In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Covid-19: Man Charged With Assault Over Altercation About Mask In Hudson Valley, Police Say A man is facing charges after police said he punched a victim at a thruway service area during an argument about mask-wearing in the Hudson Valley.  New York State Police troopers responded to a report of a physical altercation at the Malden Service Area on I-87 in Ulster County the town of Saugerties at about 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. Investigators determined that a patron got into an argument with 28-year-old Angel Carrera Gomez, of South Carolina, over Carrera Gomez not wearing a mask, police said.  State Police said Carrera Gomez punched the victim in the face, w…
Man Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With BAC Twice Limit, Child In Vehicle, Police Say Man Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With BAC Twice Limit, Child In Vehicle, Police Say
Man Drove Drunk In Hudson Valley With BAC Twice Limit, Child In Vehicle, Police Say A 45-year-old man is facing charges after police said he drove on I-87 with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit and two children in the car. Police found a car that had run out of gas in the Ulster County town of New Paltz at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, New York State Police reported.  Troopers determined that the driver, identified as Eric Ramos, of New York City, was intoxicated and had a suspended license, State Police said.  Police said there were two 13-year-old children in the car. Ramos was arrested and found to have a BAC of .18 percent, po…
Man Charged With DWI Following Single-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley Man Charged With DWI Following Single-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley
Man Charged With DWI Following Single-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley A man is facing charges after police said he drove with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit and crashed his car. Troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash on I-87 in  Rockland County, in Ramapo, at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, according to New York State Police. The driver, identified as 58-year-old Robert Rykowski, of Sloatsburg, lost control of a 2012 Volvo S60 while traveling north, and struck the center barrier, authorities said. Police said Rykowski was not injured in the crash. Rykowski was found to be intoxicated, and his license was fo…
New Details: Hundreds Of Vehicles Involved In Crashes On Icy Roadways In Westchester, Rockland New Details: Hundreds Of Vehicles Involved In Crashes On Icy Roadways In Westchester, Rockland
New Details: Hundreds Of Vehicles Involved In Crashes On Icy Roadways In Westchester, Rockland Police have provided an update on the string of crashes amid icy conditions on major roadways in the region during the height of the morning commute on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Shortly before 6:00 a.m., state police began responding to a multitude of weather-related crashes involving hundreds of vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved multi-vehicles and were property damage only, police said, but one was fatal. One person was killed at about 6:30 a.m. in a crash on the ramp connecting the eastbound Cross County Parkway to the northbound Bronx River Parkway, according to Westchester County…
Many Schools In Westchester Now Closed After Earlier Scheduling Delayed Starts Many Schools In Westchester Now Closed After Earlier Scheduling Delayed Starts
Many Schools In Westchester Now Closed After Earlier Scheduling Delayed Starts Many school districts in Westchester County are now closed after earlier planning delayed starts due to icy roadways. Superintendents cited road conditions "not improving" in making the switch. Light freezing rain that began to fall in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, Jan. 5 resulted in numerous crashes. Earlier report: Icy Roadways Lead To School Closures, Delayed Starts, Crashes In Westchester County, Rye Schools Superintendent Eric Byrne said, "I had hoped that a two-hour delay would allow for improved conditions, but the roads north and west of Rye are still icy and treacherous a…
One Airlifted, Three Others Hospitalized In Chain-Reaction Hudson Valley Crash One Airlifted, Three Others Hospitalized In Chain-Reaction Hudson Valley Crash
One Airlifted, Three Others Hospitalized In Chain-Reaction Hudson Valley Crash Four people were hospitalized in the Hudson Valley after a tractor-trailer driver rear-ended a motorist on I-87, New York State Police investigators announced. Shortly after 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, troopers in Ulster County responded to a report of a four-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles in the southbound lanes of I-87 in Saugerties. Police said that the preliminary investigation determined the tractor-trailer driver rear-ended a passenger vehicle which then caused a chain reaction involving two other cars. One passenger was airlifted to Albany Medic…
Trooper Hospitalized After Box Truck Crashes Into Cruiser In Westchester Trooper Hospitalized After Box Truck Crashes Into Cruiser In Westchester
Trooper Hospitalized After Box Truck Crashes Into Cruiser In Westchester An investigation is underway after a Freightliner box truck driven by a Dutchess County resident struck a New York State Police car in Westchester County, injuring a state trooper. State Police said the crash happened at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the town of Greenburgh. The trooper parked the patrol car on the southbound right shoulder of I-87 and was monitoring traffic between exits 7 and 7A when the southbound Ace Endico food truck struck the driver's side of the cruiser authorities said.  The trooper was taken to Westchester Medical Center to be treated for non-life-thr…
Girl Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Hammer Crashes Through Car Window Girl Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Hammer Crashes Through Car Window
Girl Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Hammer Crashes Through Car Window A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured after being hit with a hammer that was thrown through the windshield of the car she was riding in. The incident took place around 2:20 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, just south of Exit 14A on I-87, in the town of Ramapo in Rockland County. According to New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormick, a preliminary investigation determined that a hammer went through the windshield of a vehicle, striking the front seat passenger. The victim was transported to Westchester County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident remains under inve…
Expect Delays: Roadwork Will Reduce I-87 Stretch In Rockland To One Lane For Months Expect Delays: Roadwork Will Reduce I-87 Stretch In Rockland To One Lane For Months
Expect Delays: Roadwork Will Reduce I-87 Stretch In Rockland To One Lane For Months Motorists in the region should get ready for long delays as work begins on a section of I-87 that will reduce the roadway to one lane for months. The New York State Thruway Authority on Friday, Sept. 10 announced that traffic will be reduced to one lane in Rockland County at the northbound Exit 15 ramp to New Jersey (New Jersey-I-287-NJ Route 17 South) beginning Monday, Sept. 13.  The lane reduction is needed for bridge joint repair work on the ramp. The temporary alignment is scheduled to be in place until mid-November.  The lane reduction is expected to cause delays, especiall…
Westchester Man Drove Drunk With Two Young Daughters In Vehicle, Police Say Westchester Man Drove Drunk With Two Young Daughters In Vehicle, Police Say
Westchester Man Drove Drunk With Two Young Daughters In Vehicle, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk under Leandra's Law for having his two young daughters in the vehicle at the time he was stopped, State Police said. On Saturday, July 24, just before 5:00 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in Orange County in the town of Newburgh, when the driver committed a vehicle and traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Richard A. Sarno, age 43, of Yonkers, was found to be intoxicated while traveling with his two daughters, ages 9 and 13, said Trooper Tara McCormick. Sarno was taken arrested and was found to be drivi…
Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Hit-Run Crash Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Hit-Run Crash
Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Hit-Run Crash New York State Police have arrested a hit-and-run driver who allegedly left the scene of a crash in Westchester County that killed a motorcyclist. Cesar L. Zapata Ramirez, age 28, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20, for leaving the scene of the crash on I-87 in Yonkers, said Trooper Tara McCormick.  An initial investigation suggests at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19, Michael P. Pereira, age 30, of the Bronx, was southbound on I-87 driving a 2018 Honda motorcycle and attempted to pass a 2015 Honda Pilot on the right.  Ramirez, driving the Honda Pilot, began exiting the i…
Man Rams Two Cruisers During Multi-County Pursuit Ending In Westchester, Police Say Man Rams Two Cruisers During Multi-County Pursuit Ending In Westchester, Police Say
Man Rams Two Cruisers During Multi-County Pursuit Ending In Westchester, Police Say A Connecticut man was arrested by New York State Police for allegedly fleeing officers and ramming two police vehicles in an effort to escape before finally being apprehended in Westchester County. The incident started around 4 p.m. Thursday, June 24, when New York State Police were assisting the Mahwah, New Jersey, Police Department and South Nyack Police Department with a pursuit that entered I-287 and continued south on I-87, said Trooper Tara McCormick. The fleeing vehicle intentionally caused damage to two troop cars, a South Nyack patrol car, and a Mahwah patrol car, said McCormick. …
Man, Woman Caught With 6-Plus Pounds Of Heroin In Westchester Stop, State Police Say Man, Woman Caught With 6-Plus Pounds Of Heroin In Westchester Stop, State Police Say
Man, Woman Caught With 6-Plus Pounds Of Heroin In Westchester Stop, State Police Say A traffic stop on I-87 in the New York's Hudson Valley led to the arrest of a man and woman from Western Massachusetts who were allegedly in possession of more than six pounds of heroin, police announced. Troopers on patrol in Tarrytown at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 stopped Springfield resident Andre Hickson, age 35, on I-87 when he committed a traffic violation, police said. During the subsequent stop, police said it was determined that neither Hickson nor his passenger, Westfield resident Marlene Gonzalez, age 39, had a valid driver’s license. Further investigation also found they were…
One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash
One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash A 64-year-old tractor-trailer driver was killed during a multiple-vehicle crash on a stretch of I-87 in the area. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Orange County, in the town of Newburgh,  A preliminary investigation determined a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Michael Guerra, age 64, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, was traveling southbound when he struck a 1994 Peterbilt tractor-trailer operated by Adam S. Tommell, age 37, of Voorheesville, New York, directly in the rear of the trailer, said New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormi…
State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley
State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley Recognize her? New York State Police are attempting to locate a woman wanted in the Hudson Valley after she was busted with heroin, crack cocaine, and other drugs during a stop on I-87. Police investigators in Haverstraw are attempting to locate Kimberly Schultz, who was arrested following a traffic stop on I-87 in New Paltz and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to police, at the time of the stop, Schultz, who was a passenger in the car, was found to be in possession of marijuana, crack-cocaine, heroin, Xanax, and Alprazolam. Following her…