One Death in Stony Point Car Crash

A Stony Point man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the Honda Civic he was a passenger in lost control and went off the road. 21-year-old Christian Ascolese was riding in the back seat on Gate Hill Road, a winding, narrow road with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour, in a friend’s car with two other unidentified passengers and the driver, who were not severely injured when the car overturned. Hope Daley, a woman who had witnessed the crash and called it in to police, stated that the three others in the car were able to free themselves and were standing beside the crash looking dazed. The survivors were taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment. Ascolese was declared dead at the scene. Stony Point Police Lt. Keith Williams stated that police are still investigating what caused the accident.

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