State Police are investigating a fatal multi-vehicle crash on State Route 6 in the town of Woodbury

25 September 2023
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
On September 23, 2023, at approximately 08:30 P.M. the New York State Police from the Monroe barracks and the Town of Woodbury Police Department responded to a multi vehicle crash on US Route 6 in the town of Woodbury.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2020 Honda Accord, operated by Yeraldo Roa, age 34 from Port Jervis, NY was traveling west on Route 6 when he crossed over into the westbound lane striking two vehicles traveling east on their passenger side, a 2019 Infiniti SUV and a 2017 Nissan N20. Roa then continued to travel west in the eastbound and stuck a Honda Odyssey head on.

Yeraldo Roa and an eleven-year-old child passenger were transported to Garnet Medical Center by ambulance. Roa was treated for facial injuries, broken bones and possible internal injuries. The eleven-year-old was pronounced deceased at the hospital from her injuries.

The operator of the Infiniti, Michael Escalera, age 43, from Bronx, NY and his three passengers suffered minor injuries. The three passengers were transported by ambulance to Garnet medical Center for evaluation and released.

The operator the Nissan, Eric Schaper, age 60, from the city of Peekskill was not injured.

The operator of the Honda, Marco Espinoza Chaves, age 38, from the town of Monroe, and his passengers were transported by ambulance to St Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

This crash is under investigation. All updates will be posted to the NYSP Newsroom.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the Honda Accord prior to the collision are asked to call the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at the State Police barracks in Monroe at 845-782-8311.

Author: Harlem Valley News