Rockland County, NY – A tragic incident occurred on Route 59 in Central Nyack, resulting in the death of a woman after her vehicle was struck by a man allegedly driving erratically in the Hudson Valley.
The crash unfolded on Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Broome Boulevard. According to Detective Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police, the responding officer discovered two severely damaged vehicles at the scene—a gray Audi A6 and a black Ford Edge.
Eyewitnesses reported observing the gray Audi traveling westbound on Route 59 from Waldron Avenue in an erratic manner, Peters revealed. As the Audi approached the intersection near Broome Boulevard, it collided with the Ford Edge, which was being driven by an adult woman.
The impact of the collision propelled both vehicles over the curb and into the Hub Shopping Center, where they eventually came to a halt. The driver of the Ford was swiftly transported to Montefiore Nyack Hospital by Nyack Community Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics. Tragically, she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The woman’s identity and hometown are being withheld pending notification of her family.
The driver of the Audi, identified as 24-year-old Corey Womack from New Jersey, sustained injuries and was also taken to Montefiore Nyack Hospital for treatment. Following medical care, Womack was placed under arrest and now faces charges of felony criminally negligent homicide and reckless driving, according to Peters.
Womack is currently in custody at the Clarkstown Police Headquarters, awaiting his arraignment in Clarkstown Justice Court.
In response to the incident, the Clarkstown Police Department Accident Investigation Team conducted an extensive examination of the scene, resulting in the closure of that section of Route 59. Authorities are urging anyone who witnessed the accident or possesses video footage to come forward and contact the Clarkstown Detective Bureau at 845-639-5840.