Woman killed in car wreck

Harriman woman drove off road in single-car crash


Make text smaller Make text larger




By Nathan Mayberg

A 59-year-old woman plunged to a tragic death after her car went off the road on Route 17 in Tuxedo on Wednesday morning.

Daxa Parikh, of Harriman, was driving a 2008 Lexus sedan northbound on Route 17 at about 8:43 a.m. when she failed to negotiate what is known as "the S turns," Tuxedo Police Chief Patrick Welsh said.

Instead of turning left, her car went to the right and off the shoulder for an "unknown reason," Welsh said.

The car went through trees and brush before landing fifty feet down in a gorge, about 100 yards away from the road, Welsh said.

Parikh, who was entrapped in the vehicle, was declared dead at the scene by Rockland paramedics.

Welsh said Parikh was driving home from work.

The reason for the crash is unknown at this time. Possible reasons could be that she fell asleep or had a sudden medical condition, Welsh said.

A medical examiner's report could shed more light on the causes, he said.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image MS-13 gang member charged with stabbing two people in Monroe
By Bob Quinn
— Monroe Village Police have charged a self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member with stabbing two people outside a gas...
Image The Loyalist
In the middle of the night of May 21, 1780, with the American Revolutionary War in its sixth bloody year, there came a loud rapping at the old Sussex County Courthouse door,...
Image 'Art is a voice' to recall a long-ago tragedy
By Geri Corey
— Artist Karen E. Gersch has a personal connection with the September 11, 2001, tragedy that struck the Twin...
Image Separation update
By Bob Quinn
— The Town of Monroe is expected to host two public information forums in October to provide information on the...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Monroe, NY