A Long Island man was killed and a female driver seriously injured after their car rolled over and plunged down an embankment Sunday night in Haverstraw, in Rockland County, according to authorities.
Jacob Nadien, 23, of Huntington, the passenger, was declared dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, said Haverstraw Police Lt. Martin Lund. He said the driver was Julia Stanwycks, 22, of Dix Hills. She was listed in serious condition at Nyack Hospital Monday, hospital spokeswoman Lauren Malone said.
According to Lund, Stanwycks was driving a 2007 Ford east bound on Willow Grove Road, several hundred feet past Gate Hill Road. "At some point, the driver lost control of the vehicle," Lund said. "The car rolled over and went down an embankment, about 20 feet." He said the car possibly rolled over several times before it came to rest against a tree.
Lund said investigators from an accident review team from neighboring Ramapo will be trying to piece together the cause of the single-car accident. Lund said that "speed is a possible contributing factor."
Stanwycks' grandmother, Jean Frank of Dix Hills said in a brief telephone interview that she was waiting for more information. "We're all kind of waiting around at the moment." Frank said she was told her granddaughter had a concussion. "I can't believe Jacob didn't make it," she added.