Four young men with ties to WC die in car accidents over Thanksgiving weekend

(11/30/03) YONKERS - Several Westchester families are mourning the loss of young family members. Four young men were killed in car accidents since Thanksgiving.

Police say the latest accident happened on June Road in North Salem on Saturday morning. That crash took the life of 18-year-old Trevor Corde of North Salem. The driver of the car, 18-year-old Matthew Morton, is in critical condition. Investigators say Morton lost control of his car heading around a curve and smashed into an oncoming pickup truck. Both teens were visiting relatives while home from college for the Thanksgiving break. Cops are not sure if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Police believe speed was a factor in a Thanksgiving Day collision that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man from Bedford Hills. Andrew Fisher was killed while visiting family in Maine when the car in which he was riding hit a tree. The driver of that car, 21-year-old Garret Schilke of South Salem, was injured in the accident.

Also on Thanksgiving, two school friends from Mahopac were killed in a car accident on Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac. Cops say 22-year-old Robert Dickan was driving the car. He survived, but police charged him with vehicular manslaughter and DWI. The victims were identified as 21-year-old Ricky Grohowski and 23-year-old Daniel Kucharczyk.

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