State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 84 in the town of Wawayanda

03 June 2023
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
The New York State Police from the Greenville barracks (Orange County), is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on June 2, 2023, at approximately 11:45 a.m.  on Interstate 84 westbound near mile post marker 11 in the town of Wawayanda.  The investigation revealed Tom Lloyd, age 81 from Bloomingburg, NY, was operating a gray 2013 Honda eastbound on the westbound side of Interstate 84, in the wrong direction. Ethel Kowalczik, age 48 from Unionville, NY, was operating a 2012 Dodge westbound on Interstate 84 when she was struck head-on by Lloyd. Lloyd was pronounced deceased at the scene. Kowalczik was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center where she received treatment for her injuries. Several motorists who witnessed the vehicle traveling the wrong way called 911 to report the driver just prior to the collision.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or operation of the vehicle just prior to the accident, is asked to please contact SP Middletown Communications at 845-344-5300.

Author: Harlem Valley News