GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty NYPD detective was killed Friday morning in a wrong-way crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway, New York State police said.
It happened around 4 a.m. near the Heatherdell Road overpass in Greenburgh.
Police said a Honda Civic was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on. The driver of the Pilot, NYPD detective Paul Duncan, 46, of Hartsdale, was killed, police said.
He was headed to work at the time, officials said.
The driver of the Civic, identified as 20-year-old Efren Moreano of Yonkers, was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where he was in a medically induced coma, police said.
Sources said police are looking into the possibility that Moreano was intoxicated at the time of the crash and had been driving at least five miles in the wrong direction, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
Neighbor Cassandra Simpson lives above Moreano and his family in Yonkers and said that she doesn’t think he drinks.
“Every time he see me he offered to take my bags upstairs,” she said, “I’ve never seen him drunk. I don’t think he drinks.”
Police are testing his blood to determine if he was drunk, high, or otherwise under the influence.