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ID Released For Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long Saw Mill Parkway Closure

A Somers man was killed during a single-vehicle crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Bedford Hills.
A Somers man was killed during a single-vehicle crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Bedford Hills. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The driver who died in a crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway that closed the northbound lanes in Bedford Hills for hours has been identified.

Robert Leff, 51, of the Baldwin Place section of Somers, died around 11:25 a.m. Thursday after crashing into a tree, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police.

Leff was traveling northbound in the vicinity of Green Lane when his Toyota Rav 4 left the roadway and struck a tree. He was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, O'Leary said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Westchester County Police.

The northbound lanes of the Saw Mill River Parkway were closed until about 6 p.m. between Kisco Avenue and Green Lane following the crash.

The Bedford Hills and Mount Kisco fire departments assisted at the scene.

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