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MTA Fatal Collision Ruled Not Criminal

This story is new as it happened on April 5, 2018. There was a fatal train collision that happened south of the Beacon Train Station. The accident has been ruled not criminal, according to Nancy Gamerman. She is a spokesperson for Metro-North. The train was scheduled to arrive at the Beacon Station at 12:08 p.m. The train hit an unidentified victim at 12:24 p.m. The incident left one person dead, and it appears to have involved an unauthorized person who was on the train tracks. The captain of the Metropolitan Transit Authority police, Jennifer Kelly, said that there were six officers who were...

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Suspect in Crash that Killed 5 Charged with 42 Counts

In Suffolk County, a man who was speeding in a stolen car and caused a chain-reaction crash that killed five people on Valentine’s Day has been charged with a 42-count Indictment. The suspect, Jamel Turner, is looking at five counts of depraved indifference murder and aggravated vehicular homicide. His indictment includes 37 felony charges. He was driving a stolen Camaro at the time of the accident and going around 154 miles per hour. Three of the people who were killed were in the same family. They were 55-year-old Jacquelyn McCoy, her daughter Mary Alice Booker and her son Anthony McCoy. A family friend,...

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Police Identify Ashley N. Schmidt as Motorcyclist who Died in Crash

The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the 32-year-old woman from Grand Island who died on Sunday night. She died after she was ejected from her motorcycle. The woman, Ashley N. Schmidt, lost control of the motorcycle she was driving at around 8:20 in the evening, according to police. This occurred on Ferry Avenue near 19th Street. She hit the curb and was thrown from the bike. Schmidt was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. The crash is still being looked into by police. She is survived by two children, and her funeral will be held...

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Update: Baby Killed in Car Accident in Staten Island

A baby was killed after a driver ran a red light in Staten Island early last Saturday. This information comes from the police. The baby passed away because of the car crash. The 36-year-old mother was in the passenger seat of a 2003 Chevy van. The van was being driven by a relative. Police say the mother was holding the baby, 6-month-old Damaris Earps, in her arms because he was suffering from flu-like symptoms. The van was going east on Forest Avenue when it went through a red light at around 2:40 in the morning. While going through the intersection, a Jeep...

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Do You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

At Frekhtman & Associates, we know how devastating it can be when families lost someone because of another person’s negligence or recklessness. This is why we are dedicated to helping family members seek justice as well as recover compensation. By going through this process, families can begin to heal from the traffic loss. We know your legal rights and the options available to you in New York after you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. Sadly, accidents do happen each day in New York. Sometimes these accidents cut short the lives of innocent people. If the death was...

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Family of Late Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have settled a wrongful-death lawsuit that was filed by the family of Kevin Ward Jr. This lawsuit was against the former NASCAR driver for his role in the death of their son. This incident happened on a dirt track in New York over three years ago. The minor agreements of the lawsuit are still being worked out and have not been devolved. The lawsuit was seeking damages and a jury trial had been set for May 7, but the judge in the case said it would be dismissed once procedures regarding Ward’s estate were...

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Update: More Details on Whitesboro Crash that Killed Police Officer Kevin Crossley

Update: More Details on Whitesboro Crash that Killed Police Officer Kevin Crossley

Continuing the updates on the Whitesboro crash that claimed the life of Officer Kevin Crossley, the Whitesboro Police Department has now held their joint news conference. The conference happened at state police barracks in Marcy and was done to give more information on the crash. New York State Police and the Whitesboro Police Department held the conference together. Crossley was traveling east on Oriskany Boulevard when the accident occurred. A vehicle being driven by Nicole Moshier-Harris of Whitesboro was heading westbound. SHe attempted to turn left onto Westmoreland Street, and her vehicle hit Crossley’s patrol car. The area where the crash happened was...

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Update: GoFundMe Set Up to Help Family of Fallen Police Officer

This story is another update on the accident that claimed the life of Whitesboro Police Officer Kevin Crossley. Crossley died while in an on-duty crash that occurred in the village of Whitesboro on Wednesday night. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family. According to the page, he is survived by his parents, brother, girlfriend, and many friends. Crossley was a 34-year-old lifetime resident of Whitesboro, and he joined their police department in 2011. So far, a total of $6,075 has been raised. The goal is to raise $50,000 for the family. The funeral arrangements for Crossley have not been set yet. Dimbleby...

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Update: Woman Caused Crash that Led to Death of Police Officer, Kevin Crossley

This update is on a story we posted about earlier this week. Kevin Crossley, 34-years-old, was a village of Whitesboro Police Department Officer who passed away Wednesday in a car accident. State police have said that a 26-year-old woman caused the accident that took the life of the Oneida County police officer. The accident involved her vehicle and the vehicle of Kevin Crossley. At this time, no criminal charges have been filed, and it appears that the crash was a traffic accident. Crossley had worked for the Whitesboro Police department for 7 years, and he has recently started working part-time for the Whitestown Police...

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Colonie Industrial Accident Claims Life of Mark S. Vaillancourt

  There has been an update on the industrial accident that we reported on earlier this week. Mark S. Vaillancourt, a 61-year-old from Hadley, was the victim in the industrial accident that happened in Colonie, New York. The man was found dead on Saturday morning at TNT Landscaping and Excavating. The business was located on 117 Morris Road. He was alone at the business when he was pinned between two pieces of equipment. He died instantly from the trauma. It is unclear why the accident happened exactly or what exactly was happening that led to his death. If any more information becomes available, we...

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