- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A Connecticut man is facing a DWI charge in connection with a fatal New York crash last week on the New England Thruway.

The Westchester County district attorney’s office said Monday that the investigation continues in the case involving Norwalk resident Jose J. Ramirez.

Attorney Jeff Chartier (chahr-tee-AY’) says the father of five remains hospitalized. He says Ramirez’s prayers are with the dead man’s loved ones and those hurt in the “tragic accident.”

State police say the crash killed front-seat passenger Kelman Villa Santos of Norwalk. Another passenger was hospitalized.

The wreck occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday in Rye. It snarled traffic into the morning rush-hour.

Police say the northbound car rear-ended a Thruway pickup truck that was parked on the shoulder.

The truck driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


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