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01 June 2019
State Police release the names of the drivers involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on I-87 in Westchester County.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
Troop T Commander
Yonkers, NY - State Police in Tarrytown are investigating a two car fatal accident involving a motorcycle. The accident occurred on June 1, 2019 at approximately 1:44 a.m. on I-87 southbound, in the city of Yonkers.
Troopers confirm there was one fatality. The investigation is ongoing. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Preliminary investigation determined that a 2015 BMW Motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-87, in the center lane, at a high rate of speed. A 2017 Volkswagon Jetta was also southbound in the center lane near mile marker 3.7, ahead of the BMW.
The driver of the Jetta, Raymond G. Gonzalez, 40, of Princeton, NJ, observed the motorcycle approaching from behind and attempted to change into the right lane. The operator of the BMW, Juan A. Rosario-Tiburcio, 36, of Newark, NJ, attempted to pass the Jetta on the right and collided with the passenger side of the vehicle causing him to be ejected from his motorcycle.
Rosario-Tiburcio and was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Westchester Medical Examiner's Office, pending an autopsy.
Gonzalez was not injured as a result of the accident.
The State Police were assisted on scene by Troop K BCI and CRU (Collision Reconstruction Unit), Yonkers PD, Westchester County, Empress EMS, and County Towing.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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