Mark Becker, scientist at Lamont-Doherty Observatory in Palisades, dies after multi-vehicle crash on New York State Thruway
Wednesday's multi-vehicle pileup on the New York Thruway in Woodbury resulted in the death of a scientist who worked at the Lamont-Doherty Observatory in Palisades.
Mark Becker, of Hillsdale, N.J., died Wednesday morning as a result of the crash. Police say the crash was set in motion when a state plow truck began smoking and another driver swerved out of the way.
Becker was on his way...