Update: Identities Released for Victims of Hit-and-Run Double-Fatality Crash in Woodbury
By Mindy Cohn
Update - February 14, 2024 1:52
The identities of the couple who were killed in the Woodbury crash last Friday.
The couple's eighteen-year-old son stated that his parents, Hafiz and Shathe Ahmed, died as a result of the collision and that his ten-year-old sister was hurt.
State police are now saying that no arrests were made in connection to the hit-and-run incident.
Two individuals fled the scene in Woodbury after driving over 100 m.p.h. and causing an accident that resulted in two fatalities and the hospitalization of a child.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on Friday on Route 6 northbound and began when New York State Police noticed a speeding 2019 Infiniti on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, passing exit 17. The officers attempted to pull the driver over, but instead, he exited the Palisades at exit 18, heading west on Route 6.
The speeding driver rear-ended a Toyota Sienna minivan, pushing it over into the eastbound lane, where it collided with a 2017 Mercedes-Benz traveling east, causing two fatalities.
The speeding driver fled the area on foot along with a passenger in his car, leaving behind a firearm in the vehicle.
Rockland County Sheriff drone and K-9 units assisted in the search, which branched out into Harriman State Park overnight. The Orange County SWAT team and an NYPD Aviation helicopter were also called to the scene. The pair were located and arrested early Sunday morning.