New York - Funeral Services Set As Police Release Details Of Fatal Route 17 Crash
New York - As shocked friends and family members prepare for the funerals of a well loved couple from the Lower East Side and their soon to be son in law, the NY state police have released the findings of their initial investigation.
Morris and Beth Faitelwicz were on their way back from a holiday weekend at a hotel in the Ellenville area when the single car crash occurred yesterday at approximately 4:30 PM.
Police said that it appears that Morris Faitelewicz, who was driving the car at the time of the accident, was driving eastbound in the right lane on Route 17 near Exit 112 when he attempted to switch into the left lane. Noticing that there was a vehicle in the left lane that prevented him from making the lane change, Faitelewicz quickly steered back into the right lane, but in doing so, he overcompensated and Faitelwicz’s vehicle left the roadway and went onto the right shoulder of the highway. Attempting again to correct his vehicle, Faitelewicz overcompensated as he swerved to the left, causing his vehicle to overturn, flip onto its side, become airborne and roll several more time before finally coming to a rest.
As reported Monday by VIN News, Police identified the three fatalities as Morris Faitelewicz, age 58, Beth Faitelewicz, age 54 and future son in law Yehuda Bayme of Riverdale, age 31. Also in the car were the Faitelewicz’s three children, Yaakov, age 29, Shani, age 27 and Avi, age 23.
Among those responding to the scene were State Police units from Wurtsboro and Liberty, State Police Wurtsboro BCI, Troop F Forensic Investigation Unit, Troop F Collision Reconstruction Unit, Hatzolah and Wurtsboro Fire Department.
The levaya for Yehuda Bayme will be taking place today at 1 PM at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale with burial at the Cedar Park Beth El Cemetery in Paramus. Services for the Faitelewiczes will be taking place at 10 AM tomorrow at the Bialystoker Shul on the Lower East Side with burial at the New Montefiore Cemetery on Long Island.
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