Driver charged in Rockland County car accident that killed teenager

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NEW CITY, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – A teenage driver is facing criminal charges following a deadly car accident in Rockland County Thursday night, according to the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

Teen killed in Rockland County crash

(Photo from News 12)

The crash involved three vehicles, and happened in the area of 256 Congers Road in New City just before 11 p.m. A passenger in one of the vehicles, a Mitsubishi Lancer, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead the following day. He was a 16-year-old boy who was a student at North High School. Another passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was seriously injured and also hospitalized.

The 18-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi, Alan Mendoza, was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter, and driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned and remanded to jail while awaiting a court date.

Officials in the Clarkstown school district released a statement that read in part, “”There are no words to express the pain and sense of loss to our community as a beautiful young life was taken from us.”

Anyone with further information regarding the crash was asked to contact Clarkstown police detectives.

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