Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. “I heard … A serious motor vehicle accident has occurred at the intersection of Post St. and Riverdale Avenue in south west Yonkers. At least two people are confirmed dead. Their names are Brandon Sierra, Randy Brisbane, Tamari Watkins, and … "Four young lives were cut short by the recklessness of one individual," Spano said. A car barreled into another vehicle, splitting one of them in half and killing five people, police said. NEW YORK - Five people are dead after a horrific crash in Yonkers late Tuesday night. The Mount Vernon address appeared to be that of a relative. When Haywood got out of prison in 2010 he was living with his girlfriend and their daughter, according to federal court records. NEW YORK - Five people are dead after a horrific crash in Yonkers late Tuesday night. It happened along Riverdale Avenue near Culver Street just over the Bronx border. Around 9:30 pm on Tuesday, the vehicle crashed on Riverdale Avenue on Culver Street. Preliminary investigation revealed the incident involved two vehicles. We do not know all the details yet, as the crash remains under investigation, but we must always be looking for ways to make our roadways as safe as possible.". Haywood lived most of that time at various addresses in Yonkers, where his criminal activity occurred. On December 22, emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident on Riverdale Avenue. The four 18-year-old Saunders graduates were together in a car that was smashed by a felon who was fleeing an attempted traffic stop on Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers police said. YONKERS — Four 18-year-olds and a man were killed in a high-speed vehicular collision in Yonkers Tuesday night, according to police. The Nissan driver was attempting to turn right on to Riverdale to go south on Culver Street. "This is an unspeakable tragedy brought upon by the reckless behavior of one individual, who also suffered the ultimate consequence," Mueller said. 5 Killed In High-Speed Crash In Yonkers - Mount Vernon, NY - One of the two cars involved in the crash was split in half, police said. He served four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling 5 grams of crack cocaine in 2005. Break Overnight — A deadly collision ends with a multi-part car across … "I cannot fathom their loss.". The driver of the other car had sped away from a police stop. Five people were killed in a horrific crash involving two cars overnight in Westchester. YONKERS, N.Y. - A car speeding away from police Tuesday night in suburban New York City barrelled into another car, splitting that vehicle in half and killing five people, officials said. ", "Our sincere condolences to the families," he added. "Randy, Tamari, Brandon and Anthony will be missed, but will forever live in the hearts of every person who has been lucky to be a member of the Saunders family. There are conflicting reports from witnesses on social media that state it began with a police car chase which culminated with a head on collision. One of the cars was badly damaged and split in half. Haywood, 36, was driving a white 2009 Infiniti sedan in the area of South Broadway and Prospect Street when police said he was driving erratically with equipment violations. "Not bullet holes.". The 36-year-old driver of the speeding car and four 18-year-old men, who were ejected from the other vehicle, died in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Throughout last evening, Principal (Steven) Mazzola, the school’s administrative team and teachers received phone calls and tried to comfort the family members, graduates, current students and staff.". It wasn't a high-speed chase or pursuit, police added, although they said officers followed Haywood about 15 seconds behind, and not in emergency mode. Four people in one vehicle and one person in a second vehicle were killed when the cars collided at Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street around 9:30 p.m. Saunders Trades and Technical High School principal Steven Mazzola speaks to those in attendance at a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Despite police not chasing Haywood, he sped and smashed into a car carrying four teenagers, who were turning from Culver Street onto Riverdale … Shocking Yonkers Car Crash Video Clip Footage of Five people were killed on Tuesday night in a two-car crash at Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street in an accident after police tried to stop the white 2009 Infiniti sedan driven by convicted felon Devon (Telz) Haywood.. Friends sign a shirt during a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Balloons were let go at a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Yonkers police say the four young men were pronounced dead at the scene. WNBC-TV reported that friends described the four 18-year-olds as recent high school graduates. YONKERS, Westchester County (WABC) -- A car barreled into another vehicle on a Westchester County street Tuesday night, splitting one of the cars in half and killing five people, police said. ", YONKERS: How a reputed mobster got out from murder charge, SCHOOLS: Yonkers union wants teachers to work from home, PANDEMIC: Renters face evictions ahead of Christmas. The young men were also 2020 graduates of Saunders Trades and Technical High School, per a release from Yonkers Public Schools. "Our officers are trained to assess every situation and in this case disengaged and did not pursue to avoid this exact type of outcome. Riverdale Avenue was closed for more than eight hours. "Last night, the Saunders family lost four terrific young men in a horrific accident," he said. Friends place candles during a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. A father has been arraigned on an indictment charging him with the murder of his daughter, officials announced Tuesday. All Rights Reserved. Spano said the crash, on Riverdale Avenue near Culver Street in the Ludlow Park neighborhood, was “nothing short of tragic.” Yonkers Police said one person was driving south on Riverdale Avenue at an extremely high speed when they crashed into a car occupied by four young men. Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. Four teenagers who had been classmates just months earlier were killed by a speeding driver who caused a "catastrophic" crash in Yonkers three days before Christmas, police said. Detectives and investigators from the department's traffic unit, major case squad, digital forensics unit and crime scene unit responded to the scene. Yonkers, Westchester County (WABC)-Police in Yonkers now say five people were killed after two car accidents that split one vehicle in half. “I heard a very loud noise,” Maria Delgado said. Teenagers holding candles and balloons attended a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Ryan Santistevan is the breaking news reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal, Journal News and Times Herald-Record. Then in April 2012, Haywood was shot multiple times as he left a store. BREAKING: Yonkers police now confirm a total of 5 people have died in a two vehicle crash overnight https://t.co/L97nEBZMRi, The truck, Engine 254, collided with a Mercedes at the intersection of Avenue U and East 4th Street at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers. Yonkers school superintendent Edwin Quezada speaks to the family of Anthony Cruz during a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The accident happened at 9:30PM on 12/22/2020 ending with four fatalities. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers, and surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed the moment of impact. A photo of the white Infiniti was circulating on social media with rumors about holes in the driver side windows. Yonkers, Westchester County (WABC)-Eyewitness News confirmed that two car accidents in Yonkers killed four people and hospitalized several. He said all department resources will be available to support the boys' families as police investigate the crash. "Those were extrication marks when they were trying to get (Haywood) out," Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos said. "My heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those involved.". One of the cars was badly damaged and split in half. The fatal collision happened around 9:30 p.m. in Yonkers, Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner John Mueller said. Staff writers Jonathan Bandler and David Propper contributed to this report. Devon Haywood, who had a Mount Vernon address and a history of reckless driving, was speeding south when his car barreled into the teens' car, slicing it in half at 9:23 p.m. Start the day smarter. YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A car speeding away from police Tuesday night in suburban New York City barreled into another car, splitting that vehicle in half and killing five people, officials said. ... Spano said the crash, on Riverdale … City Council President Mike Khader said once the crash investigation is complete, he plans on working with the council to identify what could prevent this type of tragedy from occurring again. He also faced federal and state charges over the past 17 years, beginning with drug and weapon arrests in 2003. The truck then slammed into the Coquette Kids cloth, BREAKING overnight — fatal crash ends with a car in multiple pieces across Riverdale Ave. in #Yonkers. A horrific deadly crash took place on a Yonkers street on Tuesday night. 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Brandon Sierra, Randy Brisbane, Tamari Watkins and Anthony Cruz, all 18-year-old Yonkers residents, were ejected from the car and died at the scene. In 2018 he pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge and was sentenced in February 2019 to a year in the Westchester County jail. WNBC reported that gas station security video showed a car speeding before it crashed into the vehicle occupied by the four men. Police said Haywood, who was known as “Telz," had a history of reckless driving. (L-R) Anthony Cruz, Tamari Watkins, Randy Brisbane and Branden Sierra all died in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Riverdale Ave. and Culver St. in Yonkers on Wednesday. Reach her at rsantistev@gannett.com; 845-437-4809 or follow her on Twitter, @NewsByRyan_. Several others hospitalized in unknown condition. Brandon Sierra, Randy Brisbane, Tamari Watkins, Anthony Cruz, and Devon Haywood killed in collision following police pursuit on Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers, New York Modified Date: Thu, 12/24/2020 - 7:52am Superintendent Edwin M. Quezada said the loss of the young men is an unthinkable tragedy. The family of Anthony Cruz gathers during a vigil for their son who was killed along with three friends in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. WNBC-TV reported that friends described the four 18-year-olds as recent high school graduates. Cops say the damage was “catastrophic.” Police say four young men were pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the first car died at the hospital. The girlfriend died of cancer just two months later. Friends of 18-year old Randy Brisbane gather and place candles in-front of a poster during a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Fatalities Yonkers Car Crash: A serious motor vehicle accident has occurred at the intersection of Post St. and Riverdale Avenue in south west Yonkers. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Riverdale Avenue near Culver Street in the city’s Ludlow Park neighborhood. Five people were killed late Tuesday night in a two-car crash at Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, Yonkers police said. A vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Four 18-year-olds from Yonkers were in the car turning right on Riverdale Avenue from Culver Street when it was struck. Around 9:30 pm on Tuesday, the vehicle crashed on Riverdale Avenue on Culver Street. Yonkers, NY – Five Killed in Crash on Riverdale Ave Yonkers, NY (December 23, 2020) – A high-speed crash in the Yonkers area claimed the lives of several people on Tuesday evening. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who represents part of Yonkers, said in a statement that she will be monitoring this incident closely. 'These kids were phenomenal': Yonkers teenagers, killed in fiery crash, mourned during vigil. Wreckage was strewn across three blocks. An Infiniti sedan had a driver and hit a 2006 Nissan sedan had four 18-year-old Yonkers men inside. YONKERS — Multiple people were killed in a high-speed vehicular collision in Yonkers Tuesday night, according to police. "These young men were beloved students at Saunders. Ryan Santistevan, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, Yonkers crash: 5 killed in 'catastrophic' two-car wreck, Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021, Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap, A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer. The violent crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. and the wreckage spanned … YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A car speeding away from police Tuesday night in suburban New York City barreled into another car, splitting that vehicle in half and killing five people, officials said. They attempted to pull him over in front of 47 to 85 Riverdale Ave. Police said it appeared he was pulling over when he abruptly sped south. BREAKING overnight -- fatal crash … This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Yonkers crash: 5 killed in 'catastrophic' two-car wreck, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Maryland narrows Beltway, I-270 expansion options to adding four toll lanes to each, Here's how to deactivate or permanently delete your Instagram account. "My heart breaks for the families impacted by this horrific and devastating car crash," Stewart-Cousins said. "This was a terrible tragedy and we mourn the loss of these four young men," Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos said. Haywood struck a silver 2006 Nissan Sedan. "Our prayers and condolences are with the family members and friends suffering today," Quezada said. Four young men in a silver Nissan and one man in a white Infiniti sedan were killed when the cars collided at Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street around 9:30 p.m. "While we are still in the early stages of the investigation, loss of life, especially during this time of the year, is truly tragic," Khader said. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the intersection of Culver Street and Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers. It happened … All four teenagers graduated from Saunders Trades and Technical High School in June of 2020. #abc7NY pic.twitter.com/gvTYbly190. It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Riverdale Ave. at Culver St. Yonkers Police say the crash involved two vehicles. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Posters with photos are placed on the ground during a vigil for four Yonkers teenagers killed in a catastrophic two-car accident on Tuesday night at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Culver Street, was held in Yonkers on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The fatal collision happened around 9:30 p.m. in Yonkers, Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner John Mueller said. John J. Mueller, police commissioner, said the department extends its condolences to the families and friends of the teens killed in the collision. "Their worlds will be forever changed. One resident described the horrific scene. Surveillance video shows, at the top of the screen, the violent crash that left 5 dead in Yonkers. Yonkers police said on Wednesday that shooting occurred on Woodworth Avenue in Yonkers but had no further details. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The latest on channel 7. One resident described the horrifying sight. Mayor Mike Spano also shared his condolences and described Tuesday's crash as nothing short of tragic. Moments before the crash, the Yonkers Police Department attempted to stop the speeding car because it was being driven erratically. The crash happened in her district. Haywood was removed from his car and transported to a trauma center, where he died. Mazzola said the high school is a close community that takes pride in creating family values. In the sedan were four 18-year-old men, recent high school graduates and residents of Yonkers, in Westchester County, where the crash took place late on Tuesday. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Haywood has a history of reckless driving, police said. "Let, this be a lesson to all who drive at excessive speeds – it not only puts your life at risk but also the innocent lives with whom you share the road.". 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