16 February 2021
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On February 16, 2021 at approximately 2 a.m., troopers patrolling the Palisades Parkway observed a dark colored vehicle on the shoulder at exit 16 fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was in a snowbank and facing west. The troopers were not able to immediately determine if anyone was in the vehicle. The Stony Point Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Troopers observed one occupant in the vehicle obviously deceased. This is an ongoing investigation.

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