A Lyft driver was killed after he drove the wrong way and crashed into a garbage truck in the Hudson Valley.

A Lyft driver is dead and his teen passenger is injured following a wrong-way crash involving a sanitation truck in the lower Hudson Valley.

Fatal Crash in Somers, New York


On Monday, New York State Police began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 100 in the town of Somers.

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New York State Police believes 36-year-old Junior Polanco Brito of New Jersey drove his Honda CRV the wrong way on the southbound side of Route 100 in Westchester County.

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While traveling the wrong way on Route 100, Brito's Honda crashed into an oncoming 2015 Mack sanitation truck, near Route 35.

Brito was working as a Lyft driver at the time, traveling with an unnamed 17-year-old.

Lyft Driver Killed, Teen Seriously Injured In Westchester County

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Brito was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding emergency medical paramedics, police say.

His 17-year-old passenger was badly injured. The unnamed teen was taken to Westchester Medical Center and listed in critical condition, according to New York State Police.

The sanitation truck was driven by a 45-year-old man from Harrison, New York.

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Cause Of Wrong Way Crash Under Investigation


No other injuries were reported. Police continue to investigate the cause of the fatal wrong-way crash.

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