Driver of deadly I-95 crash, Jose Ramirez, of Norwalk, charged with DWI

New York State Police say the driver of a Honda Accord who hit a Department of transportation truck on I-95 in Port Chester Friday morning

Police in New York are investigating a deadly accident, just over the border on I-95.

Police in New York are investigating a deadly accident, just over the border on I-95. (3/1/14)

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - New York State Police say the driver of a Honda Accord who hit a Department of Transportation truck on I-95 in Port Chester Friday morning has been charged with DWI.

Investigators say the driver, 24-year-old Jose Ramirez, of Norwalk, was drunk when his car hit the truck parked on the shoulder of the northbound side and then rolled over. He is facing DWI charges, among others.

The Honda was carrying three men from Norwalk. The front-seat passenger, 24-year-old Kelman Villa Santos, was declared dead on the scene. Ramirez was taken to Westchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The rear-seat passenger, 22-year-old Emanuel Gonzalez, was taken to Stamford Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The name of the truck driver has not been released, but authorities say he is a 53-year-old White Plains resident. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

For extended footage from the crash, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The two women hurt in the crash were 1 Fundraiser started for women hurt in tractor-trailer crash
Authorities say it happened in the Springdale section 2 Stamford PD: Teens rob unlocked car in Springdale section
The pipe burst on Riverside Avenue at George 3 Crews working to fix water main break in Greenwich
Police say two women from Stamford were badly 4 Police: 2 women injured after tractor-trailer hits car
Police say the robbery was at First County 5 Man wearing ghost mask robs Norwalk bank

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE