Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
Greenburgh, NY - On November 30, 2021, shortly before 6:00 a.m., a marked State Police car was struck by a 2017 Freightliner box truck while it was parked on the southbound right shoulder of I-87, in the town of Greenburgh.
Trooper Carlos Desilva was inside his patrol car monitoring traffic between exits 7 (Ardsley) and 7A (Saw Mill River Pkwy), when a box truck driving southbound drifted off the roadway onto the right shoulder and struck the driver’s side of the Troop car, causing significant damage. Michael Geleski, 35, of Fishkill, NY, was operating the Ace Endico food truck out of Wappingers Falls. He and his passenger were not injured.
Trooper Desilva, a 15-year veteran assigned to SP Tarrytown, was transported to Westchester Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, treated, and has since been released.
The crash remains under investigation. State Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and move over when emergency and construction vehicles are working on the highway.