Bridgeport mother and daughter killed in NY when truck slams into their car
WAWAYANDA, N.Y. — Police say two women and a 9-year-old girl have died after a tractor-trailer slammed into a car that had run out of gas on Interstate 84 in southeastern New York.
State police Capt. Brendan Casey says a 911 operator who was talking to the driver heard the crash at 3:40 Wednesday in the town of Wawayanda, 60 miles northwest of New York City.
Killed were the driver, 29-year-old Jesenia Valentin of Bridgeport, her daughter, and a woman passenger whose name wasn’t released. Two dogs in the car also died.
Casey said Valentin’s Volkswagen Passat was stopped in the right-hand driving lane with its flashers on when it was struck by a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 52-year-old Gino Ruggiero of Sugar Loaf, Pennsylvania. He wasn’t injured.