Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander
Harrison, NY – On October 4, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a personal injury crash on I-95, between exits 18B (White Plains) and 19 (Rye/Harrison), involving a passenger vehicle and a fallen tree.
A preliminary investigation determined that Susan D. Braga, 34, of Mount Vernon, NY, was traveling southbound in the area of mile marker 10.5, when a tree fell on top of her 2009 Toyota Prius. The tree bounced off the roof upon impact and the Toyota continued a short distance until it came to rest against a Ford F250. The driver of the truck, Jonathan C. Bellemare, 36, of Kennebunk, ME, was not injured.
Braga suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The crash was reconstructed by the New York State Police Troop K Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and remains under investigation.