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NYS Police Continue to Investigate Double Fatal Crash in the Town of Woodbury, Suspects Located

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – On February 9, 2024, at approximately 10:01 PM a NYS Park Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling a high rate of speed northbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway near Exit 17. The Park Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at which time the vehicle failed to comply and fled. The Park Police officer terminated pursuing the vehicle and observed the suspect vehicle exit the Parkway at Exit 18 heading westbound on US Route 6.

The Park Police Officer continued onto US Route 6 westbound at a reduced speed. Approximately 3 miles up the road on US Route 6, the Park Police Officer observed a 3-car motor vehicle accident.

Investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle, a 2019 Infiniti, had been travelling westbound on US Route 6 when it rear-ended a Toyota Sienna which was also travelling westbound. The result of this collision caused the Toyota Sienna to cross over into the eastbound lane of US Route 6 where the Toyota Sienna was then struck by a 2017 Mercedes travelling eastbound on US Route 6. The two individuals in the suspect vehicle fled the scene. Two individuals in the Toyota Sienna were deceased at the scene. Another passenger in the Toyota Sienna was transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. The operator of the Mercedes was transported to Garnet Medical Center and treated for minor injuries. The alleged suspects have been located.

There is no threat to the public at this time. This investigation is ongoing. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and New York State Park Police are assisting the NYSP with the investigation. Troop F BCI is asking for anyone who witnessed the accident, or has information, to call SP Middletown at 845-344-5300.

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Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Detectives Peter Walker Retires after 30 Years of Law Enforcement Service

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Detectives Peter Walker retires after 30 years of law enforcement service. Chief Walker started his career with the NYPD in 1994, patrolling the streets of the Bronx while assigned to the 48th Precinct.

In December of 1999, Chief Walker was hired as a patrol officer with the Clarkstown Police Department. He was selected to become the department’s Public Information Officer, building an incredibly strong bond between the community and the police department.

In May of 2018 he was promoted to Detective. During his tenure with the Clarkstown Police Department he was assigned to numerous details, including a member of the Critical Incident Response Team as a police sniper, field training officer, department’s budget assessment team, and Supervisor of the department’s Records Department. He also served in many roles in the Clarkstown PBA.

He retired from the Clarkstown Police Department in January of 2020 when he was appointed as the Chief Criminal Investigator of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. He oversees approximately 30 investigators and support staff and acts as the liaison to all outside police agencies to ensure the District Attorney’s Office is working effectively and efficiently with its partners.

Chief Walker served honorably in the United States Navy for 26 years retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.

Photo by Rockland County District Attorney’s Office

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VIDEO: Fire Departments Across Rockland County Respond to Structure Fire at the Slinn Ave Apt Complex in Spring Valley

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – Fire Departments from across Rockland County responded to a structure fire around 5:30 am on Sunday at the Slinn Ave Apt Complex located at 63 West Street in Spring Valley. This is a developing story and we will update this article when more information is available.

Video by Rockland Buff

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