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Elmsford Man Charged With DWI In Fatal Crash In White Plains

An early morning accident killed a pedestrian and took down the clock across the street from the Westchester County Center in White Plains Aug. 24, 2019. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)

(Hawthorne, NY) – An Elmsford man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in connection with Saturday’s fatal pedestrian accident that occurred across from the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Glen Robinson, 26 of Saw Mill River Road was taken into custody by Westchester County Police at the accident scene. He was treated for minor injuries at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and booked on the DWI charge at county police headquarters following his discharge from the hospital yesterday.

The incident occurred at 6:39 a.m. Saturday when Robinson’s 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, traveling westbound on Route 119, left the roadway at the intersection of Central Avenue and drove onto a center median/pedestrian area opposite the County Center.  A woman standing there was struck by the vehicle. The vehicle then struck a clock tower/electronic message board, knocking it down.

Standing in the pedestrian area was Susan Benjamin-Bailey, 57, of East 230th St. in the Bronx. She had taken the train to White Plains and was walking to her job in the area when she was struck by Robinson’s car. 

Benjamin-Bailey was transported to White Plains Hospital, where she died from her injuries, officials said. She had taken the train to White Plains and was walking to her job in the area when the incident occurred.

Westchester County Police were assisted at the scene by the White Plains Police Department, White Plains Fire Department, and Empress Ambulance.

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