SUFFERN, N.Y. — Police say at 17-year-old student at an Orthodox Jewish school was killed and another student was injured when they were hit by a car while standing near a driveway in one of New York City’s northern suburbs.
The accident happened late Wednesday as part of a chain reaction crash on U.S. Route 202 in the Rockland County village of Suffern.
Police say an off-duty police officer was attempting to pass another car when they collided, sending his car careening into the Yeshiva students who were waiting for a ride.
Marcos Tawil, of Argentina, was taken to a hospital where he died. Nineteen-year-old David Maldanado, of Monsey, was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police are still investigating the accident.