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Fatal Crash in Somers NY

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Somers, New York – On October 30, 2023, the New York State Police began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 100 south of Route 35 in the town of Somers. Initial investigation determined a 2020 Honda CRV was headed north in the southbound lanes operated by Junior Polanco Brito, age 36, of North Brunswick, NJ, while working as a Lyft driver, and struck a southbound 2015 Mack sanitation truck, operated by John M. Paolucci, age 45, of Harrison, NY. Junior Polanco Brito was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding emergency medical paramedics. Polanco Brito’s passenger, a seventeen-year-old, was severely injured and transported to Westchester Medical Center and listed in critical condition. This investigation remains ongoing.



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