2 teens killed after Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks into Rockland County

Kimberly Dole
October 14, 2019 - 6:58 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A fiery multi-vehicle crash on Route 304 on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of two teens in Rockland County, authorities said.

Officials say two cars collided on the Route 304 overpass when one, a Porsche, then plunged off the overpass about 50 feet to the Pascack Valley line train tracks, and then burst into flames.

Orangetown police responded to the accident, which occurred in the vicinity of the Crooked Hill Road overpass at approximately 3:26 p.m.

Police say 15-year-old Saniha Cekic, from Brooklyn, was air lifted to Westchester Medical Center by Life Flight medical helicopter where she was pronounced dead.

17-year-old Altin Nezaj of Pearl River, New York, was transported to Montefiore Nyack Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Officials say two cars collided on the Route 304 overpass when one then plunged off the overpass about 50 feet to the Pascack Valley line train tracks, and then burst into flames.

Aisha Radoncic, 17, of Orangeburg, the driver of the 2017 Porsche Macan the trio were riding in, was taken to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries.

A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Jason Castro was also involved in the crash but not injured.

Counselors at Pearl River High School will be available starting Monday and through the week for students and staff members in need of support.

"When our school community experiences a tragedy, such as the loss of a young life, it impacts all of us," School Superintendent Marco F. Pochintesta announced on the district's website late Sunday night. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families and friends at this incredibly difficult time ... Every child is different and will process this news in his or her own way. You know your child better than anybody else. If you see that your child is grieving, please seek help from our counselors or another trained professional in our community."

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