By Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2020

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) - Two off-duty emergency responders were killed when the car they were in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New York State Thruway early Monday, authorities said.

New York State Police said Moshe Herzog, 27, of Spring Valley, New York, was driving southbound on the roadway shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, with passenger David Schneebalg, 26, of Monsey, New York.

Herzog was in the center lane, and collided with the tractor-trailer when he tried to get into the right lane, authorities said.

Both vehicles left the roadway from the impact, and police said Herzog’s car caught on fire. He and Schneebalg were pronounced dead at the scene. The men were part of ambulance corps in Rockland County.

The other driver had to be taken out of the tractor-trailer and was hospitalized.

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