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Westchester Woman Faces Drug Charge After Car Crashes Into River

Emergency responders rushed to the scene. Photo Credit: Yonkers Police Department
A car was sent into the Hudson River after being sideswiped on the Bronx River Parkway. Photo Credit: Contributed

A 41-year-old Westchester woman is facing a drug charge following a crash on the Bronx River Parkway that sent a car crashing into the Bronx River.

Members of the Yonkers Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon to the Bronx River Parkway northbound lanes, near the Sprain Brook Parkway split, when a car went off the road and landed in the river, prompting an emergency rescue.

A woman suffered a broken arm in the crash, and a child came out unharmed.

Police said that further investigation found that an Eastchester woman, the driver of the second car, which sideswiped the Jeep that went sailing into the Hudson River, was reportedly in possession of crack cocaine.

She was subsequently arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The woman - whose name has not been released - is due in Mount Pleasant Town Court next month to answer the charge. The incident remains under investigation.

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