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3 Killed, 8 Injured In Westchester Crash


Officials say three people have died after a crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County.

New York State Police say it happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday in Yorktown, a crash involving four cars along the south side of the parkway, north of Baldwin Road.

Officials tells New York City radio station 1010 WINS a preliminary investigation revealed that a BMW sport utility vehicle was traveling northbound when it exited the roadway into the center median, struck an earth embankment, and became airborne into the southbound lanes.

The BMW struck two southbound vehicles - a third southbound vehicle was also involved in the collision.

Victims names have not yet been released.

State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact SP Hawthorne Bureau of Criminal Investigation by calling (914) 742-6400.
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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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