The Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound in Nanuet was shut for much of the overnight hours this morning because of a fatal one-car accident. This was the second fatal accident on the parkway in Rockland County in three days, following an early-morning incident in New City on Friday. This morning’s accident took place just before 1 a.m. near the Exit 8 interchange of the parkway. The accident was being investigated by State Police. On Friday, a Pomona man was killed when his car slammed into the rear of an Orange and Rockland Utilities truck that was heading northbound just past Exit 11 in New City. The O&R workers were not injured in that incident.
UPDATE: The following statement was given to MonseyScoop.com from the New York State Police:
The New York State Police in Haverstraw are investigating a one car, one person fatal motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred on Sunday June 3, 2012 at approximately 12:45 a.m. on the southbound side of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town of Clarkstown. Investigation revealed that ESTHER SANZO, 37 of New York, NY was operating a black 2008 Ford SUV in a southerly direction in the vicinity of exit 8 when she struck the guide rail in the center median and was ejected onto the roadway. The vehicle continued to travel in a southerly direction and subsequently struck the Route 59 overpass where the vehicle came to rest. The State Police are requesting that any witness who may have observed this accident to contact Investigator Brendan J Tumulty Jr at 845-364-0200. The investigation is continuing.
(Source: Nanuet Patch)