14 May 2021

Captain John J. Ryan
Acting Troop K Commander

Cortlandt, New York – On May 13, 2021, the New York State Police in Cortlandt began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 6 in the town of Cortlandt.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2020 Buick Encore, operated by Joyce M. Pellegrino, age 72, of Peekskill, NY, was traveling eastbound on State Route 6 and made a left-hand turn into the path of a westbound motorcycle.  The 2006 Honda motorcycle, operated by Christopher R. Eastman, age 27, of Cortlandt, was subsequently struck and ejected. 

Troopers arriving on scene began life-saving techniques on Christopher Eastman until Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on scene to take over.  Mr. Eastman was transported by Cortlandt Regional Paramedics to Hudson Valley Hospital.  Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased while en route.

Investigators are searching for additional witnesses regarding this crash.  Any person that believes they may have witnessed this crash is asked to please contact the State Police at (914) 769-2600.  Please reference case# 10221106.


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