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Fatal Accident in West Nyack, Victim Identified as 2021 Spring Valley HS Graduate

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WEST NYACK, NY – On August 15, 2021, at approximately 7:47 a.m., State Police responded to a serious personal injury crash on I-87 northbound, in the town of Clarkstown, Rockland County.A preliminary investigation determined a 2015 Honda Accord, operated by Alon M. Forbes, 18, of Bronx, NY, was traveling northbound in the area of mile marker 18.7, when he struck the rear of a 2016 Subaru Outback. The Honda continued off the right shoulder, through the guide rail, and came to rest down a 40-foot embankment.

Forbes was transported to Nyack Hospital for minor injuries and has since been released. The Honda’s front seat passenger, Ashawn Duncan, 18, of Spring Valley, NY, was transported to Nyack Hospital for serious injuries and is currently in critical condition. Back seat passengers, Jasear Hill, 19, or Brooklyn, NY, and Anthony Oranvil, 18, of New City, NY, were both transported to Nyack Hospital for minor injuries and released. A third back seat passenger, Rashid K. Hopson, 19, of Spring Valley, NY, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rockland County Medical Examiner.

The driver of the Subaru, Terri L. Kugler, 59, of Hawthorne, NJ, was not injured.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Clarkstown Police Department and West Nyack Fire Department, Troop F BCI and CRU (Collision Reconstruction Unit), as well as Thruway Maintenance. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Authorities say the person was thrown from their vehicle before being found underneath it by rescuers. Two people are in critical condition and two others suffered minor injuries. The cause of the crash is not clear, according to News 12.
The victim of the accident has been identified as Rashid Hopson. He was a Spring Valley High School Class of 2021 football player and graduate.
Grief Counseling will be provided at Spring Valley High School Today, Monday, August 16, 2021, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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Tragic: 14-Year-Old from Rockland Driving Motorbike Dies in Accident with Snowplow Truck – Police

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STONY POINT, NY – The Stony Point Police department announced on Thursday that a 14-year-old died after he appeared to have been operating a motorbike southbound at the intersection of North Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue when he collided with a privately owned plow truck on Tuesday.

At 2:48 p.m., police received a call advising that police and EMS were needed at North Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue for an accident involving a juvenile on a motorbike and a plow truck.

Stony Point Police responded to the scene, along with Medics and Stony Point Ambulance. The boy was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Stony Point Ambulance Corp, and then transported to Westchester Medical Center, where he died the next day from his injuries. The operator of the truck remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

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National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day!

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Today, we honor the incredible School Resource Officers (SROs) who work tirelessly to keep our schools safe and foster positive relationships within our educational communities. They provide mentorship to students, while ensuring a secure learning environment.
We are honored to have 10 proactive School Resource Officers who work everyday building relationships with staff and students in our schools.

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