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Woman Killed In Collision With New York State Police Cruiser

A New York State Trooper guards Gilgo Beach on Long Island as authorities resume their search for bodies - Dec 5, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

New York State Police Cruiser (file/credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

GOSHEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A woman has died after the car she was riding in collided with a state police cruiser in Goshen, N.Y., police said.

Police said 70-year-old Robert Palladino of New Hampton turned into the path of the state police cruiser at about 8 p.m. Friday night. 71-year-old passenger Josephine Palladino was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robert Palladino suffered a head injury and was taken to Westchester Medical Center.

State Police Troop Scott Bauman suffered a broken ankle in the accident.

A preliminary investigation found that Palladino’s failure to yield to the police cruiser caused the fatal crash, police said.

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