Bellmore Woman Killed in Westchester Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Bellmore woman was among two people fatally struck by a car while they stood on the side of Interstate-95 to report an earlier car crash in Westchester County this week.New York State police said Kayla Ann Donnelly-Smith and 61-year-old Winter Krzysztof had pulled over and called 911 after their vehicles collided before a third vehicle lost control and struck them both, killing them instantly in the City of Rye at 1:14 p.m. Monday.“We are deeply saddened by the loss,” the Southern Connecticut State University cheerleading team, which she coached, posted on their Facebook page Tuesday. “Her motivation and drive brought this team together and we will continue to fight in honor of her for the rest of the season. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Kayla’s friends and family during this difficult time.”The third driver, 46-year-old Tai Zhoa of Queens, was driving northbound when he struck both victims and their vehicles near exit 22 of I-95, police said. Zhao’s vehicle then veered back into traffic, where it struck a commercial bus that then sideswiped another northbound vehicle, causing minor damage, police said.Zhao was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. Troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.Donnelly-Smith was a W.C. Mepham High School graduate.last_img read more

Chinese Woman Arrested For Sea Turtle Nest Attack on Miami Beach

first_imgSea turtles are protected by both federal and Florida laws, and three species use Miami Beach as a nesting habitat between April and early November. A Chinese citizen who lives in Michigan is in jail in south Florida for allegedly attacking a sea turtle nest on South Beach.Miami Beach police say it does not appear any of the eggs was damaged.Officers and bystanders witnessed 41-year-old Yaqun Lu remove a wooden stake put up to protect the nest and jab at the nest before stomping on it with her bare feet on Saturday. #MiamiBeach police said officers and bystanders saw 41-year-old Yaqun Lu grab a wooden stake from the roped-off nesting area. She then was seen “jabbing at the #seaturtle nest and stomping all over the nest with her bare feet.” #RT #SundayMorning #evil https://t.co/6vaO0HLQ5N— S.A.F.E. (@FB_SAFE) June 16, 2019last_img read more

Irish golfers one shot behind in Scottish Open

first_imgGraeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington sit just one shot off the lead heading into round two of the Scottish Open.The pair both finished off yesterday on two-under par, which leaves them in a tie for third place behind the joint leaders – Scott Hend and Felipe Aguilar. Harrington teed off his second round just before nine this morning, while Graeme McDowell is expected to begin his at 1.45.last_img