The three New Yorkers killed in an accident on September 25 have been identified. Twenty-two-year-old Garibaldi Reyes-Jerez from Manhattan, and Bronx residents John Pena-Martinez, 24, and Maria Vasquez-Guzman, 16, died when their car hit the Cross County Parkway.
The crash happened sometime before 2:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25 in Mount Vernon. The driver, twenty-one-year-old Yordany Bautista-Hernandez from the Bronx, hit a guardrail and overturned while driving east on the Cross County Parkway between the Exit 9 ramp for the Hutchinson River Parkway and Exit 10 for New Rochelle Road, the police informed.
When the officers arrived, they found Vasquez-Guzman inside the wrecked car, while Reyes-Jerez and Pena-Martinez were ejected from the Toyota.
Bautista-Hernandez was taken to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of his injuries.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation. So far no charges have been filed.
If you have any information regarding the accident the police are asking you to contact Det. Brandon Amlung by calling (914) 864-7728 or by emailing [email protected].
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