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

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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.

Student killed in Rockland County crash

(Photo from the News12 Bronx)

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.

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