State police: Off-duty NYPD officer critically injured in fatal Palisades Parkway crash
New York state police confirmed an off-duty NYPD officer was the driver involved in a fatal early Sunday morning crash in Haverstraw.
The single-vehicle collision happened on the Palisades Parkway around 2:30 a.m. just south of Exit 14.
The officer was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition as of Sunday night.
Police said the passenger, 36-year-old Chevy Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both the driver and Thomas are from Maybrook.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle, a Hyundai, was traveling northbound near Exit 13, left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The SUV was split in half in the center median.
This was the second deadly accident on the Palisades Parkway in the past three days.
On Friday, a deadly accident happened southbound off of Exit 16 and police said one man was killed in that crash.
State police were still investigating the cause of both crashes as of Sunday night.
Anyone with any information is asked to call New York state police at 845-344-5300.