11 August 2021
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Monroe, NY - On August 10, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the New York State Police in Monroe did respond to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Forest Road in Kiryas Joel.

The initial investigation indicates, Michael Gestetner age 18 of Brooklyn, was operating a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse southbound on Forest Road when Aaron Freeman, age 16 of Monroe, abruptly entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. Freeman was transported by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center and was ultimately pronounced deceased. 

This investigation remains ongoing. 

 

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