Off-Duty NYPD Officer Was Killed In Earlier Collision

BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police report a second wrong-way accident in Westchester County on the same day an off-duty NYPD detective was killed in a similar crash.

Neil Prabhu, of Ossining, was charged with DWI after, police say, he crashed into another car while driving the wrong way on Route 9A in Briarcliff around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

At around 4 a.m. Friday, Det. Paul Duncan was killed on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh when a Honda Civic traveling the wrong way slammed into his Honda Pilot head-on.

In the Briarcliff collision, Prabhu’s Chevy Tahoe crashed into another vehicle near the Taconic entrance, police said. One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries, The Journal News reported.

Prabhu traveled the wrong way for about a mile and a half, police said.

It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

Meanwhile, funeral plans for Duncan, 46, have been revealed.

His wake is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m.

In Duncan’s crash, 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.

NYPD Detective Paul Duncan was killed in a crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Friday, Feb. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD Detective Paul Duncan was killed in a crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Friday, Feb. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

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.

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