One Dead After Skverer Rebbe’s Motorcade Involved In Accident


NEW YORK (VINnews) — On August 15, 2022, at approximately 8:23 p.m., the New York state police responded to U.S. Route 6 in the town of Woodbury for a report of a three-car collision with entrapment and serious injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2021 Ford Explorer was traveling east on US Route 6 when the operator of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man from Spring Valley, NY, allegedly attempted to pass a Cadillac in front of him. The Cadillac was transporting the Skverer Rebbe to a wedding.

While attempting to pass the Cadilla, he crossed over the double yellow line and entered the opposite lane, allegedly striking a 2003 Nissan X-Terra head-on. The Ford Explorer then crossed back over striking the Cadillac, he was attempting to pass.

The operator of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Ford Explorer was transported to Nyack Hospital for minor injuries.

Two male passengers in the Ford, aged 22 and 18, were transported to Nyack hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Additional male passengers in the Ford, aged 22 and 20, were transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment and later released.

The occupants of the Cadillac, including Rabbi David Twersky, age 81 of New Square were not injured.

State Police were assisted by the Town of Woodbury Police Department. This is an ongoing investigation with charges pending.

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