12 April 2021

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Yorktown, New York – On April 10, 2021, the New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Yorktown.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. Troopers were dispatched to the area of mile marker 15.5 southbound on the Taconic State Parkway for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.  As Troopers arrived, Yorktown Emergency Medical Services personnel were already performing life saving measures on the operator of a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle, Julio T. Diaz, age 32, of Queens, New York.   Mr. Diaz was transported by Yorktown EMS to the New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicated Diaz was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound and sideswiped a 2007 BMW M5 which was changing lanes.

Yorktown Fire Department and the Troop K Collision Reconstruction Unit were on scene rendering aid and investigating the crash.

This investigation remains ongoing.


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