CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One person died early Sunday morning after a crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Rockland County.
Officers were sent to Route 304 and Germonds Road in Clarkstown around 1 a.m. for a report of a serious two-car accident.READ MORE: Liberty Science Center Breaks Ground On $300 Million SciTech Scity Expansion
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the female driver of one vehicle was in serious condition.
She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity is not being released at this time.READ MORE: Watch CBS2’s Candidate Conversation With New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli
The driver of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Michael Mercado, of West Haverstraw, was taken to the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.
Police believe the female driver was traveling east on Germonds Road and Mercado was driving south on Route 304. Mercado allegedly drove through a red light, causing the crash.
Mercado is facing multiple charges, including vehicular manslaughter, DWI, refusal to submit to breath test and passed steady red light.MORE NEWS: Early Voting Begins Saturday In New York City, New Jersey
Route 304 was closed for eight hours while police investigated.