22 February 2022

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Harrison, New York – On February 21, 2022, the New York State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Interstate 684 in the town of Harrison.

At approximately 1:24 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to mile marker 1.4 northbound for a vehicle which had struck the median guiderail and was later struck by a second vehicle. 

Tyanna A. Spalding, age 19, of Waterbury, CT, was operating a 2018 Hyundai Sonata, northbound on I-684 and for unknown reasons struck the median guiderail becoming disabled in the left lane.  Spalding and her passenger, Destiny Coleman, age 15, also of Waterbury, both exited the vehicle which was then struck by a 2012 Toyota Prius operated by Elaine M. Montleon, age 38, of Beacon, NY. 

The Hyundai Sonata was pushed into Destiny Coleman who was fatally injured.  Responding Westchester EMS paramedics pronounced Coleman deceased on scene.

Both Spalding and Montleon were transported to Westchester Medical Center for nonlife threatening injuries.

This investigation remains ongoing.  The Westchester Medical Examiners Office was on scene investigating, and the West Harrison and Purchase Fire Departments responded to render aid.


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