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Clarkstown fatal crash: New Jersey man charged with criminally negligent homicide

By Mike Randall, Rockland/Westchester Journal News,


CENTRAL NYACK - A New Jersey man is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide after he was involved in a fatal crash on Route 59 Tuesday evening.

Clarkstown police said officers responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Route 59 and Broome Boulevard around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The first officers who arrived found two heavily damaged vehicles. a gray Audi A6 and a black Ford Edge.

Police said witnesses reported seeing a gray Audi being operated erratically while driving westbound on Route 59 from Waldron Avenue. As it approached the intersection of Broome Boulevard, it struck a Ford Edge being driven by a woman.

Police said the impact of the collision sent both vehicles over the curb and into the Hub Shopping Center, where they came to rest.

The driver of the Ford Edge was taken by Nyack Community Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics to Montefiore Nyack Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Police said her name is being withheld, pending family notification.

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The driver of the Audi was identified as Corey Womack, 24, of New Jersey. He also was taken to Montefiore Nyack Hospital for treatment, and was placed under arrest there.

Womack was later taken to Clarkstown police headquarters, where he was awaiting arraignment in Clarkstown Justice Court on charges of criminally negligent homicide, a felony, and reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

The name of Womack's attorney was not immediately available.

Mike Randall covers breaking news for the Times Herald-Record, Poughkeepsie Journal and The Journal News/lohud. Reach him at or on Twitter @mikerandall845 .

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Clarkstown fatal crash: New Jersey man charged with criminally negligent homicide

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