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14 August 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 13, 2020, State Police responded to a seven-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 100 and State Route 35 in the town of Somers.

The preliminary investigation revealed a box truck driven by Dondre Birch, 26, of the Bronx, was traveling west on State Route 35 when it crossed the double yellow line and struck vehicle 2, driven by Ted Dimond, 54, of New York, New York.

Vehicle 2 then hit vehicle 3, with debris from vehicle 2 hitting vehicles 4 and 5.

The box truck continued traveling westbound and struck vehicle 6, causing it to strike vehicle 7, which was parked on the side of State Route 35.

The box truck then flipped, coming to a rest on the side of State Route 35.

The operator of vehicle 2, Ted Dimond, was transported to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.

The operator of the box truck, Dondre Birch, was also transported to Westchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

No other serious injuries were reported.

The cause of the initial crash is under investigation.