3-car crash in Woodbury kills 1 person, injures 6; Grand rabbi not hurt

One person was killed and six others were injured in a three car crash in Orange County Wednesday night.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2022, 4:25 PM

Updated 650 days ago

Share:

One person was killed and six others were injured in a three car crash in Orange County Wednesday night.
State police say the crash happened at 8:23 p.m. on Route 6, also known as Long Mountain Parkway, in the Town of Woodbury.
They say Chaim Gordon, 24, from Spring Valley, was driving east on Route 6 in a 2021 Ford Explorer when he attempted to pass a Cadillac in front of him. Gordon crossed over the double yellow line and entered the opposite lane, striking a 2003 Nissan X-Terra head-on.
The Ford Explorer then crossed back over, striking the Cadillac he was attempting to pass.
The operator of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the 62-year-old victim has not been released.
Gordon was transported to Nyack Hospital for minor injuries. Two passengers in the Ford, Yakov Gordon, 22, and Mordchi Fromowitz, 18, were transported to Nyack hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.
Additional passengers in the Ford, Levi Szwerin, 22, and Duvid Grunwald, 20, were transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment and later released.
The occupants of the Cadillac, including Grand Rabbi David Twersky, 81, of New Square were not injured. Sources tell News 12 that the black Ford Explorer that crossed the double yellow line causing crash was part of a caravan escorting the grand rabbi back to New Square for a wedding. The grand rabbi is the spiritual leader of the village of New Square and of Skverer Hasidism worldwide.


More from News 12
1:27
Driver airlifted to hospital after crash on Palisades Parkway ramp in Bardonia

Driver airlifted to hospital after crash on Palisades Parkway ramp in Bardonia

2:10
Sunny skies and warm temps for Tuesday in the Hudson Valley

Sunny skies and warm temps for Tuesday in the Hudson Valley

0:24
Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain State Park reopens after yearlong closure

Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain State Park reopens after yearlong closure

2:17
Made in the Hudson Valley: Tarrytown's Main Street Sweets celebrates 25 years of homemade ice cream

Made in the Hudson Valley: Tarrytown's Main Street Sweets celebrates 25 years of homemade ice cream

1:01
Headlines: Woodbourne double stabbing, Rye crash, attempted arson in Poughkeepsie

Headlines: Woodbourne double stabbing, Rye crash, attempted arson in Poughkeepsie

0:22
Traffic Alert: Kingston water department working to locate system leak

Traffic Alert: Kingston water department working to locate system leak

1:59
Stormy weather doesn't deter holiday travelers

Stormy weather doesn't deter holiday travelers

0:33
Speeding tickets, DUIs, and accidents keep state police busy on Memorial Day weekend

Speeding tickets, DUIs, and accidents keep state police busy on Memorial Day weekend

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

0:22
All lanes reopen on Mario Cuomo Bridge following vehicle rollover accident

All lanes reopen on Mario Cuomo Bridge following vehicle rollover accident

1:04
Mount Vernon offers Civil War songs presentation to commemorate Memorial Day

Mount Vernon offers Civil War songs presentation to commemorate Memorial Day

1:58
White Plains celebrates Memorial Day with parade, ceremony to honor those who have served in U.S. military

White Plains celebrates Memorial Day with parade, ceremony to honor those who have served in U.S. military

0:19
Woman arrested for attempted arson in Poughkeepsie

Woman arrested for attempted arson in Poughkeepsie

0:24
Bruce Springsteen postpones 2 more shows due to vocal issues

Bruce Springsteen postpones 2 more shows due to vocal issues

0:24
2 arrested for double stabbing incident in Woodbourne

2 arrested for double stabbing incident in Woodbourne

2:11
Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

1:42
Memorial Day ceremonies and parades kick off around the Hudson Valley

Memorial Day ceremonies and parades kick off around the Hudson Valley

1:44
Remember and honor: Mamaroneck Memorial Day parade pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

Remember and honor: Mamaroneck Memorial Day parade pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

Wennberg scores in OT, Rangers top Panthers 5-4 to take lead in East finals

Wennberg scores in OT, Rangers top Panthers 5-4 to take lead in East finals

1:41
Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson

Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson