Car Crashes Into Police Cruiser, Kills 2 in NY State
Police in New York have identified three victims of a fatal crash on Interstate 390 that involved a police officer.
A car that was being driven by Kristina Maye of Bergen lost control and entered the median and hit an unmarked New York State Police car driven by an on-duty lieutenant as she was driving to the office on Oct. 30, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.
Maye, 25, and boyfriend Terry Gilbert, 25, of Rochester, were pronounced dead on the scene, State Police said.
The police vehicle overturned, and the driver, Lt. Amie Feroleto, was helped from the vehicle by good Samaritan driver who stopped.
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Feroleto suffered serious injuries, the paper reported. She was listed in satisfactory condition on Tuesday, it was reported.
Maj. Rick Allen on Monday said troopers are not sure why Maye’s car went into oncoming traffic.
“We may not ever know,” he said. It doesn’t appear weather was a factor in the accident.
WIVB reported that a third car hit the police cruiser, but the two people inside were not harmed.
“[Feroleto] was conscious at the scene,” said Allen. “Her vehicle, after contact, did flip over. It was upside down in the road. There was nowhere to go to avoid the vehicle in front of her.”
“It’s a matter of trying to put it together through witness reconstruction,” added Allen of the investigation.
Interstate 390 was shut down for about seven hours after the crash, the Chronicle reported.