New Milford Driver Charged With Fleeing Critical Palisades Park Pedestrian Crash. By Siddharth Nair 10/14/19 AT 1:30 AM. All three were students at Pearl River … INTERNET ASKS: Will Chelsea Clinton run for Lowey's seat? "Our Accident Investigation Team and their partners in the NYS Police and the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office have been deeply committed to this investigation from its start," he said. March 30, 2019. Orangetown police arrested Radoncic on Monday and Castro on Tuesday. — Two teenagers were killed in a hit-and-run in Pearl River County on Saturday, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol … On the Pirates football team, Nezaj wore number 71, a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound defensive lineman. If you see that your child is grieving, please seek help from our counselors or another trained professional in our community.". Friends and family said a final farewell to a Pearl River teen killed in a horrific car crash last weekend. Also involved in the accident was a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Jason Castro of Nanuet, who was not injured. Police arrested Castro and Radoncic on two felony counts of criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, speed contests, and races. PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (WCBS via CNN) — A New York community is in mourning after a fiery crash killed two teens and left another with serious injuries. WITNESS: Neighbor tells how he tried to rescue teens, PEARL RIVER CRASH: What we know, what we don't about Sunday's fatal crash, VICTIM REMEMBERED: Altin Nezaj 'a good soul' with 'the biggest smile'. LOWEY'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT: Who could run? https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10/14/teens-killed-in-pearl-river-crash Another passenger in the car, Saniha Cekic, 15, of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Westchester Medical Center. Reach him at slieberm@lohud.com and on Twitter: @lohudlegal. Authorities are looking for this vehicle for questioning after a 17-year-old was hit Tuesday morning while getting on a school bus. Hay ride accident in Mississippi leaves 10 people injured October 31, 2020 GMT The pickup rear-ended the trailer Friday around 7:30 p.m. in rural Pearl River County, about 10 minutes west of Picayune, news outlets reported. Detective Sgt. James Brown said the incidents is an open criminal case and certain information cannot be released at this time. Nezaj, who came from a large, close-knit Albanian-American family, was an excellent student and a standout athlete at Pearl River High School. 2017 Christmas Program. Orangetown police are trying to piece together what happened on a Pearl River overpass on Sunday, when an SUV plummeted onto train tracks … No indication of drugs or alcohol use was found, he said. The crash occurred on northbound Route 304 in the vicinity of the Crooked Hill Road overpass at approximately 3:26 p.m. that Saturday over the Columbus Day weekend. (WVUE) - A 16-year-old girl died Monday (Aug. 3) evening after a crash that occurred in the Pearl River area. The crash happened near Tappan High School and Dominican College. Pearl River(Based on 4 … Capt. Nezaj died at the scene, while emergency room personnel pronounced Cekic dead at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. A Pearl River High School senior died and another was seriously injured in a fiery crash that took the life of a third person in the car, authorities said late Sunday night. PEARL RIVER, La. Earlier Story: Pearl River HS Offering Counseling In Wake Of Crash That Killed One Student, Injured Another; Radoncic’s backseat passengers, Saniha Cekic, 15, of Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, 17, of Pearl, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, Brown said. PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. PEARL RIVER, New York (WABC) -- Family and friends are mourning the loss of two teenagers who were killed Sunday after a car crashed off of … Route 304 was closed overnight while police investigated, but it reopened by 4:15 a.m. Upon arrival the ambulance crew found 4 teenagers standing outside the vehicle. Hospital staff said that, as of Monday morning, she was still there and in good condition. (CBS2) The SUV collided with another vehicle at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 304. Palisades Park, NJ. Pearl River High School is closed on Monday for Columbus Day, but counselors will be available on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pirates Cove, he said. Hay ride accident in Pearl River County leaves 10 people critically injured Ten people are critically injured after a hay ride accident in Picayune Friday night. Radoncic, who was treated at the Westchester Medical Center and released, and Cekic were cousins. Pearl River crash leaves two teens dead and another seriously injured. Earlier Story: Pearl River HS Offering Counseling In Wake Of Crash That Killed One Student, Injured Another; Radoncic’s backseat passengers, Saniha Cekic, 15, of Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, 17, of Pearl, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, Brown said. Radoncic's car plunged off the Route 304 overpass onto the train tracks for the Pascack Valley line, bursting into flames. Radoncic was arraigned Tuesday in the Youth Part of the Rockland Superior Court by Judge Larry J Schwartz. Pearl River Emergency Service were dispatched to Car into a house w/ unknown injuries. Steve Lieberman covers government, breaking news, courts, police and investigations. PEARL RIVER, NY — A vigil was held Sunday evening at Pearl River High School to mourn one of the two teenagers killed in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred on Burnt Bridge Road near Arrowhead Drive in a rural area of Pearl River County, about 10 minutes west of Picayune. Orangetown police Detective Sgt. "When our school community experiences a tragedy, such as the loss of a young life, it impacts all of us," School Superintendent Marco F. Pochintesta announced on the district's website late Sunday night. "We need to remind our young drivers that cars aren’t toys," Walsh said. Authorities say the driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, first hit a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta before careening off the overpass. James Sullivan said at the time there was no indication of drug or alcohol use by the drivers or passengers. Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department released surveillance photos taken from cameras on a school bus that showed an SUV. (WLOX) - A Poplarville man has been identified as the victim of a crash that happened Monday in Pearl River County. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. A Pearl River High School senior died and another was seriously injured in a fiery crash that took the life of a third person in the car, authorities said late Sunday night. Pochintesta said counselors would be available starting Monday and through the week for students and staff members in need of support. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families and friends at this incredibly difficult time ... Every child is different and will process this news in his or her own way. Pearl River school Superintendent Marco Pochintesta said the victims of the Oct. 13 crash continued to be remembered by the district community. The driver, 18 … They say more to come later tonight @lohud pic.twitter.com/I75bZZFWeq. Hay ride accident in Pearl River County leaves 10 people critically injured Ten people are critically injured after a hay ride accident in Picayune Friday night. @OrangetownPD are investigating the scene.They say it was an accident and there were three people in the car that we can see on the train tracks, but they have not confirmed whether any other vehicles were involved in this accident. You know your child better than anybody else. The entire team attended his wake at a Yonkers funeral home. Start the day smarter. Steve Lieberman and Robert Brum, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, Pearl River: Drivers in Route 304 double fatal crash charged with homicide, accused of racing. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. The town was founded in 1859. In Pearl River County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. The Porsche fell from Route 304 in Pearl River, New York, on Sunday afternoon after a crash involving an additional vehicle and burned on New Jersey Transit tracks below, authorities said. PEARL RIVER, New York (WABC) -- A couple who witnessed a deadly car crash in Pearl River play out right before their very eyes, sprang into action … "The allegations are that the two arrested individuals were engaged in a road race. Orangetown police responded to the accident, which occurred in the vicinity of the Crooked Hill Road overpass at approximately 3:26 p.m. Officers at the scene reported one of the vehicles was on fire along with serious injuries to multiple occupants. Butterworth and District Attorney Thomas Walsh also recalled the young people who died in the crash. PEARL RIVER, La. Pearl River Accident. Altin Nezaj, 17, of Pearl River, died after the multi-vehicle crash on Route 304 sent the car he was riding in off an overpass and onto the tracks below, where the car burst into flames. Cekic and Nezaj were killed, but Radoncic escaped with critical injuries. Orangetown Police Chief Donald Butterworth said the investigation took time and dedication. Orangetown and state police accident investigation officers spent weeks reconstructing the crash and reviewing the evidence with the state police to determine the cause. (WLOX) - A teenager has been arrested in connection to a fatal wreck in Pearl River County over the weekend. Fatal accident count 4; Vehicles involved in fatal accidents 7; Fatal accidents involving drunk persons 1; Fatalities 4; Persons involved in fatal accidents 16; Response times: Average EMS response time. She was released  without bail for a scheduled court appearance on June 30. Two passengers in the Porsche, Pearl River High School senior and football player Altin Nezaj, 17, and 15-year-old Saniha Cekic of Brooklyn, were killed. The community that is today Pearl River was originally known as Halloo, a moniker it reputedly garnered from loggers yelling to one another as they labored along the nearby Pearl River. PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. Orangetown police accused Aisha Radoncic, then 17, and Jason Castro of driving recklessly on Oct. 13 as they raced down the road, triggering a crash that killed two people in Radoncic's 2017 Porsche Macan. "What appears to be an exciting race turns into a tragedy that has forever impacted numerous families and Pearl River as a community. Galleries. Castro was arraigned by Justice Patrick Loftus and released without bail pending a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 10. Local accident news and more police or fire department information of Pearl River, LA. 19th Annual Town Clean-up. Two Charged in Fatal Route 304 Crash in Pearl River June 25, 2020 By Jeff Lewis Last fall the Pearl River High School community was in shock after two students died when a car plunged off Route 304, crashing to the railroad tracks below near Crooked Hill … The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says just before 4 … PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (WCBS via CNN) — A New York community is in mourning after a fiery crash killed two teens and left another with serious injuries. A New Milford driver who sped off after his vehicle struck and critically injured a pedestrian in Palisades Park was arrested after witnesses got his license plate number, authorities said. PEARL RIVER — More than eight months after the fiery crash that took the lives of her cousin and a high school friend, the Orangeburg woman … — A 16-year-old girl has died after a crash involving a pickup truck and an ATV. Castro of Nanuet drove a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta and was not injured. Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff. The Pearl River Fire Department, Pearl River Ambulance Corps and the Rockland Paramedic Service responded and were assisted by numerous other agencies. Our sympathies go out to all the families involved in this horrible event.”. One Pearl River County resident died in a two vehicle collision on I-59 Monday afternoon after traffic came to a halt to allow a medical helicopter to … Altin Nezaj, 17, died following the multi-vehicle crash on Route 304 Sunday afternoon that sent the car he was riding in off an overpass and onto the tracks of the Pascack Valley line train tracks, where the car then burst into flames, police said. They also were given several vehicle and traffic law infractions. A community in Rockland County is in mourning after a fiery crash killed two teens and left another with serious injuries. "As we approach graduation, we especially recall the memory of Altin Nezaj, member of the Class of 2020, who we have held in our hearts throughout the year, and we offer our thoughts to the Nezaj, Cekic and Radoncic relatives and loved ones," Pochintesta said in a statement. James Sullivan said Monday the accident investigation team was still looking into the cause of the crash on northbound Route 304 to determine speed and other potential issues. The vehicle was cut off by another driver who fled the scene and was later found by police. The Pascack Valley line of the NJ Transit system was suspended from Nanuet into New Jersey overnight, but service resumed around 4 a.m. NEW HEMPSTEAD: Crash into pole in sends driver to hospital, NOVEMBER ELECTION: List of Rockland candidates; new this year: early voting, LOWEY: Congresswoman won't seek reelection. Pearl River Accident: 2 Teens Killed As Car Bursts Into Flames After Plunging Off Overpass. The vehicle is believed to have went crashing down from the roadway above. Accidents in Pearl River County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year. His wrestling coach remembered him as a great teammate and competitor whom they called “Big Al.” In track-and-field, he threw the discus and shot put. Pearl River fatal car crash and road traffic accident list for 1984. WITNESS TELLS HOW HE RESPONDED: Pearl River crash scene neighbor tells how he tried to rescue teens, GOOD KID: Pearl River crash victim Altin Nezaj 'a good soul' with 'the biggest smile', SURVIVOR: Pearl River crash survivor is 2nd in her family to dodge death. A vehicle is shown sitting on the train tracks near West Crooked Hill Rd. The three teenagers were walking in the southbound lane of Mississippi 43 in Pearl River County when they were hit by a 2014 GMC Terrain. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Latest accident News: New Orleans man IDed after fatal I-12 crash This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Pearl River: Drivers in Route 304 double fatal crash charged with homicide, accused of racing, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Biden rounds out health team with Pennsylvania top official, 'Indigikitchen': Cooking show connects people to their ancestral recipes. Nezaj, a member of the Pirates football and wrestling teams, was later pronounced dead at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. PEARL RIVER — More than eight months after the fiery crash that took the lives of her cousin and a high school friend, the Orangeburg woman who drove the sports car that raced down Route 304 and a second driver have been charged with criminally negligent homicide, police said Wednesday. She had been airlifted to the hospital. Aisha Radoncic, 17, of Orangeburg, the driver of the 2017 Porsche Macan the trio were riding in, was taken to Westchester Medical Center. 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