Teen Killed in Crash at Mahopac High School

A 19-year-old from Mahopac died after the car he was driving left the roadway and slammed into Mahopac High School Friday. 

David Diachenko was behind the wheel of the 1990 BMW that smashed into the school’s science wing at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Police say no one else was involved in the crash, which left the building damaged. 

“The autopsy determined that his death was caused by blunt force trauma to the upper torso that caused severe internal bleeding,” said Carmel Lt. Michael Cazzarri. “Police are awaiting the toxicology report and the completion of the accident re-construction analysis.”

Carmel police officers, members of the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps, and a Transcare paramedic responded to the accident scene and gave medical attention to the driver. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies assisted, as did members of the department’s accident reconstruction team.

School will be in session Monday, but three classrooms will be offline, Superintendent Thomas Manko said in an email to community members Saturday night.

The school will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, for students and parents who have been affected by the tragedy. Counselors and clinicians will be there.

Fire officials told News12 that the victim “barreled down” Gleneida Boulevard gaining “so much momentum that he crashed” into the school. The school sits on Baldwin Place Road, which intersects with Gleneida, a steep hill.

“Please note that all precautions regarding the magnitude of this event have been taken regarding obligatory notification of the Department of Environmental Conservation,” Manko said in the email. ”Air monitoring has already begun and will continue thoughout the weekend. Security has been posted.”

Police are continuing their investigation.

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One-Car Accident Results in DWI Charge for Peekskill Man

Croton-on-Hudson Police made a driving-while-intoxicated arrest after a one-car accident on Route 9 in the area of the pedestrian overpass. 

Det. Paul Camillieri said the accident occurred at 1:41 a.m. on Dec. 14 on Route 9 North.

The driver was a 36-year-old man from Peekskill, who was taken into headquarters and booked for DWI. 

He was taken to Westchester County Jail in lieu of posting $500 bail. 

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.

One-Car Accident Results in DWI Arrest in Croton

Croton-on-Hudson Police made a driving-while-intoxicated arrest after a one-car accident on Route 9 in the area of the pedestrian overpass. 

Det. Paul Camillieri said the accident occurred at 1:41 a.m. on Dec. 14 on Route 9 North.

The driver was a 36-year-old man from Peekskill, who was taken into headquarters and booked for DWI. 

He was taken to Westchester County Jail in lieu of posting $500 bail. 

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Cortlandt State Troopers Investigate Multi-Car Accident On Route 9

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks are investigating a serious, multi-vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 9 near Watergrass Lane in Garrison on Thursday, Dec. 19, police officials said. 

The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. and involved a gray Jeep, a white cargo van and a red sedan, State Police said. 

Route 9 will be closed for an extended period of time while the State Police Accident Investigation Unit reconstructs the accident, according to State Police.

Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to contact Investigator Sean J. Morgan or Trooper John R. Kehoe the New York State Police at Cortlandt at (914) 737-7171. 

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YONKERS, N.Y. — An early morning car accident on the northbound Saw Mill Parkway in Yonkers has resulted in two people being hospitalized, according to News 12 Westchester.

The injuries are not life threatening, according to the report.

The accident, between exits 7 and 9, occurred at 4 a.m. on Sunday, according to the report.

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Tarrytown Cops Charge Peekskill Man with DWI after Benedict Avenue Accident

Tarrytown police charged an unlicensed Peekskill driver with driving while intoxicated after responding to a two-car accident on Benedict Avenue.

Police got a call on Sept. 21 at 7:48 p.m. for an accident on this hilly Tarrytown street. The driver had apparently hit another car that was stopped in traffic to make a left-hand turn, causing rear end damages on that car and front end damages on his own. 

The driver was taken to headquarters and cars were towed. Police say the man consented to a breathalyzer test which resulted in a positive reading over the legal blood alcohol limit.

The driver, 29, of Peekskill, was charged with:

  • operating motor vehicle by unlicensed driver,
  • operating vehicle with a blood alcohol count of .08 or higher, first offense,
  • and driving while intoxicated.

He was released on $200 cash bail to a responsible person with a court date. 

Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Bicycle, Car Collide on Route 9 in Peekskill

according to LoHud.com.

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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill


Originally published: August 15, 2013 7:47 AM
Updated: August 15, 2013 4:52 PM

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It happened around 6:15 a.m. on John Walsh Boulevard. (August 15, 2013)


PEEKSKILL – A motorcyclist was hospitalized today following a serious crash that shut down part of a Peekskill road this morning.

The accident occurred at around 6:15 a.m. on John Walsh Boulevard. A portion of the normally busy boulevard was shut down for several hours following the crash.

Police say a car was turning into a parking lot when it collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but suffered serious head injuries.

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Police say that speed did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

The driver of the car claims he did not see the motorcycle coming, according to police. He was issued a ticket for failure to yield.

The motorcyclist was taken to Westchester Medical Center.

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