AIRMONT, NY – Two men were killed when a tractor-trailer driven by a New Jersey man landed on top of their SUV on Monday morning, according to Daily Voice.
59-year-old New Jersey man Luis A. Velasquez was driving a Peterbilt truck in the right lane on southbound Route 87 near Airmont Road at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. A Chevrolet Tahoe, carrying two off-duty members of a Rockland Volunteer ambulance corps, was in the center lane. The initial investigation suggests that the Tahoe’s driver attempted to change into the right lane and struck the tractor-trailer.
After the impact, both vehicles veered off the road into a ditch. The truck landed on top of the Tahoe and the SUV caught fire.
27-year-old Moshe Herzog and 26-year-old David Z. Schneebalg both died at the scene. They had been members of the William Paul Feist and Havershaw Ambulance Corps. The men were apparently returning from Pennsylvania where they had spent Rosh Hashanah.
Velasquez was transported to a local hospital, although details on his injuries have not been released.
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