Port Chester Man Dies in I-287 Car Crash

by emallernee | May 13th, 2011

May 13, 2011

A 28-year-old from Port Chester, New York, died on Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) early Tuesday morning when his car spun out into the path of a semi truck near the Kenilworth Road overpass in Harrison.

Port Chester Patch reports that the man was killed at about 3:45 a.m. after his Volkswagen Passat came into contact with the guardrail, propelling his car into the middle of the road, where it came to a stop perpendicular with the roadway. The car was then crushed on the driver’s side by an oncoming semi truck, which pushed the car from 50 to 100 feet before stopping.

Police say the man died instantly. The truck driver, age 39, walked away with minor scratches. He had been transporting a swimming pool from New Jersey to Connecticut.

Police also told Port Chester Patch that they don’t know why the man lost control of his vehicle or how fast he was going at the time of the crash. Results from a toxicology report will take several weeks.

Witnesses reported a car driving erratically in the area at the time of the crash, Sergeant Mike Kopp told The News Journal. Kopp didn’t confirm that this car was the Passat.

The tragic New York car accident shut down all four eastbound lanes of I-287 for several hours as police conducted an extensive investigation of the crash. Traffic backed up for miles and was rerouted off Exit 9. It took until noon to clear all debris from the road and to re-open all four lanes.

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If you or someone you know were the victim of a New York car accident, the New York car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of William Mattar may be able to help you.