Two were killed and five others hospitalized after a head-on crash in Orange County Thursday morning. State Police say 29 year-old Pedro Lorenzo Gutierrez-Lacon of Spring Valley was driving a Ford Econoline van when he crashed head-on into a Freightliner box truck on Route 32 in Woodbury. Gutierrez-Lacon was killed at the scene, the driver of the box truck, 48 year-old Clive Booth of Goshen, died later at Westchester Medical Center. State Police say five passengers in the van were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries, their identities were not released. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Anyone who may have seen the incident should call State Police in Monroe at 845-782-8311.
A Hillsdale, New Jersey, man was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Pearl River early Sunday morning. That’s according to DailyVoice.com, which says Orangetown Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver responsible. It all went down around 2am Sunday near 50 East Central Avenue. 61 year-old Adan Valentin Huerta-Martinez was reportedly hit by a black four-door sedan traveling east. Huerta-Martinez was taken to Nyack Hospital in stable condition. If you have information, call Orangetown Police at 845-359-3700.
A Haverstraw man will spend the next 20 years in state prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman upstate five years ago. That’s according to DailyVoice.com. Sullivan County D-A Meagan Galligan said 40 year-old Jose Gomez also faces 15 years of post-release supervision. Gomez was convicted after a four-day trial last November, and sentenced earlier this month.
A federal lawsuit has been filed against the town of Haverstraw by a group of Orthodox Jewish residents over their plans to convert a single-family home into a synagogue. That’s according to The Journal News. The suit also names the town’s planning board and three of its members. The proposal was the subject of antisemitic rhetoric at a planning board meeting last year.