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Ossining Man Charged In Fatal Thruway Crash

A 24-year-old Ossining man has been charge in a motorcycle-car accident that left two people dead in Long Island over the weekend, police said.
A 24-year-old Ossining man has been charge in a motorcycle-car accident that left two people dead in Long Island over the weekend, police said. Photo Credit: New York State

OSSINING, N.Y. – A 24-year-old Ossining man has been charged in a motorcycle-car accident that left two people dead in Orange County over the weekend, police said.

Luis Munoz was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, a felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

New York State Police said Munoz was driving on the New York State Thruway in Woodbury around 1 a.m. on Sunday when he struck a motorcycle being driving by 23-year-old Valley Stream resident Rafaelito DeJesus.

DeJesus and his passenger, 25-year-old Mineola resident Melissa Rupa were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Munoz was arraigned on $250,000 cash bail or $1 million bond. He was taken to the Orange County Jail.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 845-782-8311.

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