Police: New City Woman Killed After West Haverstraw Man Drives Drunk Through Red Light

UPDATE: 11:46AM Monday: The victim of yesterday’s fatal accident is Jayde Marks 21, of New City, Clarkstown Police said.   

An unidentified woman was killed early yesterday morning after a 22-year-old West Haverstraw man allegedly drove drunk through a red light, crashing into her car. Clarkstown Police say the accident occurred around 1am at Route 304 and Germonds Road in New City. Police believe Michael Mercado was heading south on Route 304 while the driver of the other car was heading east on Germonds Road. There were no passengers in either car. The woman was taken to Nyack Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Mercado was transported to Westchester Medical Center for a non-life-threatening injury. Mercado is being charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI, refusal to submit to a breath test and going through a red light. He will be arraigned when he gets out of the hospital.

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