1 teenager dead, 1 under arrest following Rockland County car accident


MONTEBELLO, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Police arrested a teenager accused of driving drunk in a fatal car crash in Rockland County over the weekend, LoHud reports.

Authorities said the 17-year-old was behind the wheel of a car with five teens inside, all of them students at Suffern High School under the age of 18. The vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 202 between Copeland Drive and Viola Road in Montebello at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday. The car flipped onto its side, and a girl in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and three other passengers sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening. They were taken to Nyack Hospital or Westchester Medical Center.

After being released from the hospital, the teenage driver was arrested on multiple charges, including second-degree manslaughter, first-degree vehicular assault, and driving while intoxicated. He was released following his arraignment in Rockland County Youth Superior Court, and is due back in court on April 26.

The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and local police are investigating the crash, which disrupted power in the area.

Visit our car accident news blog for more information on the latest accidents in New York.

Contact a New York Car Accident Lawyer

Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a New York traffic collision due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct? If so, then contact the skilled and compassionate New York auto accident lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C. on Long Island.  With more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims, we know what it takes to help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve from those responsible for your injuries.  Contact Finz & Finz P.C. today at 855-TOP-FIRM to set up a free and confidential consultation.

  • About the Author
  • Latest Posts

Finz & Finz, P.C. is a New York and Long Island personal injury law firm based out of Mineola, NY. It was founded in 1984 and is highly rated, with many honors and awards of excellence.