Yonkers Man Dies After Car Hits Fallen Tree In Greenburgh

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New York State Police said Tuesday a Yonkers man died when the car he was driving struck a downed tree on the Sprain Brook Parkway. Photo Credit: Flickr user JLaw45

YONKERS, N.Y. – A Yonkers man was killed Monday night when the car he was driving crashed into a downed tree on the Sprain Brook Parkway, state police said.

Tiago Ferreria Neto, 54, struck a tree that had fallen across the highway while he was driving southbound on the parkway near Jackson Avenue in Greenburgh around 7:45 p.m., Hawthorne-based state police said Tuesday.

Troopers said Neto’s 1988 Toyota struck the downed tree and continued traveling along the center embankment before hitting several other trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Neto’s death was likely linked to the storm conditions created by Hurricane Sandy, police said.

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