Two members of a volunteer ambulance corps died in a blazing accident early on Monday. The accident happened on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County around 1:45 a.m. between exits 15 and 14B near Suffern.
According to the tradition, both victims were buried the same afternoon on Monday.
The victims, twenty-seven-year-old Moshe Herzog and twenty-six-year-old David Schneebalg were both killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The first responders to the scene were their fellow volunteers from the Faist Ambulance Corps in Chestnut Ridge.
According to the state police, Herzog’s SUV hit the tractor-trailer while switching lanes near Exit 14B. Both the SUV and the tractor-trailer rolled into a ditched and caught on fire. While the SUV was burning, Herzog managed to call for help on the radio, calmly saying that he was trapped and that the vehicle is on fire.
Herzog and Schneebalg died at the scene. They were returning to New York after spending the weekend out of the state. The truck driver, fifty-nine-year-old Luis Velazquez from Elizabeth, New Jersey was rescued and taken to the hospital. The police continue investigating the reasons for the accident.
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