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Nyack Man, 27, Dead in Rt. 9W Car Accident

Two cars collide head-on in Upper Grandview; other driver taken to Nyack Hospital

A car accident on Route 9W in Upper Grandview early Monday morning left 27-year-old Nyack man Erick Zayas dead.

A 1996 grey BMW, driven by the late Zayas, collided with a Lincoln Town Car on the winding road at about 3 a.m., according to .

"[The BMW] swerved into the northbound lanes, possibly to avoid another vehicle," said Lt. Jim Brown. "[It] then struck a Lincoln Town Car head on."

Zayas was dead when authorities arrived; the driver of the Lincoln, a Haverstraw man in his early-50s, sustained multiple fractures and was transported to , said Raymond Florida, executive director of Rockland Paramedics.

"His injuries are not life-threatening," Florida added.

Orangetown Police were at the scene investigating for hours afterward, said Sgt. James Sullivan.

The accident occurred near Old Mountain Road.

Nyack Ambulance was at the scene following the incident. The Nyack Fire Department was initially called to the scene, as well, but not needed.

Portions of 9W were temporarily closed following the accident.

Laureen Motto Gallo August 20, 2012 at 03:25 PM
So sad..... My condolences to this young man's family and friends....
Chris August 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM
The accident victim's name is Erick Zayas, k on the end.
DLS August 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
that is very sad news and thoughts and prayers to family and friends of his.
Francisco Sanchez August 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Omg just can't believe:-(
Jennifer Rodriguez August 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I feel soo bad for him & his family, my condolences to him & his family & friends !

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