An on-duty police sergeant died Thursday after his unmarked vehicle was struck by a car heading in the opposite direction north of New York City.
The 24-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department was heading west in the Westchester County city at about 3:30 p.m. when the driver of an eastbound BMW sedan apparently lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic. The sedan struck the police vehicle and a county bus, according to a news release from the department.
The sergeant, who was alone in the police vehicle, died at a hospital. Police were withholding the officer’s name pending family notifications.
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The driver of the sedan was hospitalized in critical condition. The driver of the bus sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, and several of its roughly 30 passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.
The accident was being investigated.
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“Our hearts are broken tonight and we ask that you please keep the sergeant’s family in your thoughts and prayers,” Yonkers police said in the release.