Intoxicated Wrong Way Driver Causes Early Morning Crash

06 September 2023
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Kent, New York – On September 6, 2023, the New York State Police responded to a wrong way driver on westbound Interstate 84 east of Ludingtonville Road in the town of Kent.

Arriving Troopers found Edison Magallanes Castro, age 26, of Chicago, IL, had been operating a 2013 Volkswagen Passat traveling east in the westbound lanes and struck both a 2011 Nissan Sentra and a 2014 Acura TSX.  Edison Magallanes Castro was determined to be driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving, both unclassified misdemeanors.

A passenger in Magallanes Castro’s vehicle, and both operators of the Nissan and Acura were transported to local area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

Magallanes Castro was issued the appropriate tickets returnable to the Town of Kent Court on October 18, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Author: Harlem Valley News