Man killed when tree falls onto pickup truck on the Palisades Parkway


STONY POINT, NY – New York State Police said a tree fell onto a pickup truck in Rockland County on Sunday, killing one of the passengers.

In a news release, state police said they responded to the scene on the Palisades Interstate Parkway at mile marker 29.8 in the town of Stony Point.  An investigation determined that a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup was travelling north on the Parkway when a large tree fell from the east shoulder and struck the vehicle.

A passenger, 48-year-old Anthony Apostolico of Chester, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 20-year-old Vincent A. Apostolico of Chester, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. A second passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Chester, was transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment of leg injuries.

The investigation into the crash in continuing.

State Police were assisted on the scene by the New York State Park Police, Stony Point Fire Department, town of Highland EMS, Rockland County EMS, and Hatzolah EMS.

The Parkway was closed down near the scene for several hours for the crash cleanup and investigation.

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