Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 12:14 am
Montgomery, NY (May 17, 2019) – A man and a woman, both from Beacon, tragically lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident that took place at around 6:41 a.m. on Friday morning, May 17, according to police. The crash occurred along Interstate 84 in Montgomery, between exits 5 and 5A.
Authorities stated that 36-year-old Heather Morgan was driving a Dodge Journey westbound on I-84 near Maybrook with one passenger, identified as 37-year-old Derick Jones. For reasons that have not been confirmed, Morgan veered into the median between the aforementioned exits and ultimately crashed into a tree. Whether or not any other vehicles were involved has not been stated at this time.
Emergency medical responders were quickly summoned to the scene where both Morgan and Jones were sadly pronounced deceased due to their injuries. Police are actively investigating the events that led to the crash.
Car Accidents in New York
At this time, our deepest condolences are extended to the loved ones of both Heather Morgan and Derick Jones, first and foremost. Following a fatal car accident in New York, we understand that it can be difficult for bereaved families to focus on anything other than their mental and emotional recovery, however, it is important to know that you may have substantial rights in terms of being compensated for your loss.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unfairly suffered due to the actions of another party or other irresponsible entity, such as a manufacturer. We realize that there is nothing as difficult as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.
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