11 July 2022
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Mount Pleasant, New York – On July 10, 2022, the New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Mount Pleasant.
Initial investigation determined a 2021 Honda Pilot operated by Ismael Lopez, age 26, of White Plains, was northbound on the Taconic State Parkway and attempted to make a left hand turn onto Cleveland Street. Jason R. Brand, age 19, of Mount Pleasant, was southbound on the Parkway operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle and was unable to avoid the Honda Pilot. The collision caused Brand to be ejected from his vehicle.
Brand was transported to Westchester Medical Center where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
This investigation remains ongoing.