Woman dies after car crashes into New York creek despite ‘heroic efforts’ by officer hospitalized after trying to save her
- A car took off from a Westchester gas station and crashed into a creek
- A woman was locked up and died despite the extraordinary efforts of a local agent
- The officer was treated for unknown injuries at the hospital
- The incident happened Friday morning at Pelham Manor – near the border of Westchester County and the Bronx
- The cause is still under investigation
A woman was killed early Friday morning after driving her SVU into a canal in Westchester County near the Bronx border.
She was in the truck at a gas station in Pelham Manor — a small village wedged between the Bronx and the Westchester town of Mount Vernon — when it suddenly accelerated through a fence, dropped about 20 feet and plunged into Eastchester Creek, Pelham Manor, officials said.
“Despite the heroic efforts of the first responders, the driver did not survive,” the village of Pelham Manor said in a statement.
An SUV was stopped at a New York gas station before taking off and crashing into the water water
The SUV was submerged and a local police officer jumped in after the car failed to open the locked door
Friday at 10:00 the truck was finally fished out of the water
A woman’s body has been recovered but has not yet been identified.
Witnesses say the first responder at the scene was a police officer who risked his own life to try to save the driver.
“He immediately took off his uniform and jumped into the water. He must have been there for at least 15-20 minutes,” witness Jose Miranda said CBS.
The officer who first jumped into the water was identified as Pelham Manor police officer John Luiso.
Village officials said Luiso reached the vehicle but was unable to free the driver from the locked car. Agent Luiso was taken to the hospital.
“He tried his best, but it was pretty much hopeless. Because when you know these waters, there’s nothing but surplus, mud and just filthy stuff there. You can’t see it,” another witness John Valente told CBS.
The jumped one was finally removed from the water around 10:00 am.
Emergency services had no cause of the accident – if it was human error a malfunction.
An FDNY boat took the SUV
Multiple agencies have responded
DailyMail.com has left a message with the village manager of Pelham Manor and several first responders at the scene.