01 April 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

Clarkstown, NY - On April 1. 2022 at approximately 2:00 a.m., State Police from the Haverstraw barracks responded to single vehicle crash on the Palisades Parkway in the town of Clarkstown. Investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on the parkway when it left the roadway off the west shoulder near exit 7 and struck a tree. Upon arrival troopers observed members from the Nanuet Fired Department attempting to extricate the operator from the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Gustavo Merino-Moreno, age 30 from Brooklyn, NY. was removed from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.  This investigation is ongoing. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the vehicle, a red 2002 Chevrolet Silverado with South Carolina plates, before the 2 a.m., crash to contact Senior Investigator Carmen Goffredo or Investigator Eric Haydt to contact the New York State Police and reference SJS number 10761750.

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