Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Chestnut Ridge, NY – On June 5, 2020, at approximately 9:30 p.m., State Police were dispatched to a serious accident which occurred on the Garden State Parkway southbound, at mile marker 1.6.
The investigation at the scene revealed that Edgar E. Cevellos Vega, 48, of Harrison, NY, was operating a 2004 Ford F150 southbound, in the right lane, when he rear-ended a 2016 Freightliner tractor trailer. The operator of the tractor trailer, William M. Crawford, 54, of Phenix City, AL, was slowing down in the right lane, with hazard lights on, preparing to exit the Parkway. Crawford was not injured. Vega was transported to Westchester County Hospital for serious injuries.
The front seat passenger of the F150, Maria Vega, 70, of Spring Valley, NY, suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Nyack Hospital.
The rear seat passenger of the F150, Luis G. Cevallos Vega, 23, of Spring Valley, NY, was not seat belted and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Westchester County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Troop F BCI, Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU), and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) responded to the scene to assist SP Tarrytown Troopers with the investigation.