New York State Police troopers responded to a stretch of West Mount Airy Road near the intersection of Hollis Lane in Cortlandt shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Police said that the investigation determined that a 2006 Ford Econoline being driven by Bronx residents Samuel Puerto Paz, age 32, and passenger Enzo Flores, age 20, left the roadway for unknown reasons, at which point Paz struck a tree stump and lost control of vehicle.
After striking the tree stump, Paz re-entered the roadway, crossed over both lanes, overturned, and struck a utility pole.
Paz was pronounced dead at the scene. Flores was transported by Croton EMS to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing.
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