Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY – Update: Name of NYPD Officer Killed in Crash with Garbage Truck Released
Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY (January 17, 2019) – Police have confirmed the identity of the off-duty NYPD officer who was tragically killed in a head-on collision with a city garbage truck as 28-year-old Brian Kessler, of New Rochelle. The fatal accident happened at around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 16, as Officer Kessler was driving home after completing his night shift duties.
According to investigators, Officer Kessler was driving along Shore Road from the NYPD’s Rodman’s Neck Firing Range toward his home in New Rochelle when he collided with a city Parks Department garbage truck for unknown reasons. Emergency crews immediately rushed Kessler to Jacobi Medical Center where he was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.
Authorities have stated that the roadway may have been icy and that bad accidents have happened in the same area before, however, the official cause of the crash is under investigation. The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and was treated for minor injuries.
This article has been updated. The original story can be found here.
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First and foremost, our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of officer Brian Kessler during this devastating time. Sadly, New York car accidents are frequently deadly or seriously injurious, especially when a large vehicle such as a garbage truck is involved in the collision. While it can be terribly challenging, it is essential for the bereaved family to understand that they may have very significant rights at this time.
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