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Fatal Crash Closes Sprain Brook Parkway Near I-287 In Greenburgh

An accident on the southbound Sprain Parkway caused a fire and led to its closure for hours on Sunday.
An accident on the southbound Sprain Parkway caused a fire and led to its closure for hours on Sunday. Photo Credit: Matt Fitzgerald

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The southbound Sprain Brook Parkway was closed for nearly five hours in Greenburgh on Sunday after a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 1 p.m. just north of the I-287 interchange.

Motorcyclist Scott Phillips, 45, of West New York, N.J., was killed and another motorcyclist critically injured in the accident, according to LoHud.com.

The accident occurred when a motorcycle hit the back of a red Mazda, causing the car to skid and hit another motorcycle, according to a report on News 12 . Speed on the part of the motorcycles was a factor in the crash, which ignited fires in both motorcycles, according to the report.

Phillips reportedly died upon impact after hitting a tree in the woods following the crash, while the driver of the car, a 30-year-old Mamaroneck resident, sustained minor injuries, according to the News 12 report.

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