Ardsley mourns loss of 2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-287

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Community members in the normally quiet village of Ardsley are mourning the loss of the two people killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on I-287 in Harrison.

Police say a Jeep driven by 50-year-old Jamie Paucar, of Amawalk, was heading the wrong way between exits 9 and 9A on I-287 last night when it crashed into a BMW. The crash caused the Jeep to roll over.

The people inside the BMW, driver Jordan Wachtell and 17-year-old Eric Goldberg, were killed. Both Wachtell and Goldberg were from Ardsley.

Two other passengers in the BMW, 17-year-old Preston Mitchell and 17-year-old Jack Rosen, were taken to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries.

Ardsley school officials say Wachtell was driving the teens to a non-school basketball event when the accident happened. Crisis counselors were on hand all day Friday at Ardsley High School to help students and staff cope with the sudden losses.

Paucar is expected to be OK. There is no word yet on charges against Paucar.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Eric Goldberg.

 

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