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Yonkers Police Sergeant Was Killed Today In Multi-Vehicle Accident

Yonkers, NY – A 24-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday, authorities said.

The accident occurred on Tuckahoe Road at the Sprain Brook Parkway overpass at approximately 3:30 p.m., according to police.

The Sergeant – whose identity is being withheld pending family notifications – was on-duty driving an unmarked police vehicle, was traveling westbound on Tuckahoe Road when a BMW sedan traveling eastbound apparently lost control and crossed into the opposite lanes, striking the Sergeant’s vehicle and a Westchester County Bee-Line bus, according to the Yonkers Police Department.

The Sergeant was the sole occupant of the police vehicle; he was transported to a local area trauma center in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the BMW, who was also the sole occupant of his vehicle, was transported to a local area trauma center in critical condition. The operator of the bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and several of the approximately thirty bus passengers were treated at scene for minor injuries. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 PM.

The accident remains under investigation by the Yonkers Police Department and Westchester County Department of Public Safety. Tuckahoe Road was immediately closed in both directions; commuters were warned to avoid the area.

“Our hearts are broken tonight, and we ask that you please keep the Sergeant’s family in your thoughts and prayers,” a Yonkers Police Department spokesperson said in a news release.

Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more this developing story. The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department will be holding a press conference Friday regarding this fatal accident.

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