Camaro drives off New York bridge, driver dies. Was he drag racing?

A 2010 Chevy Camaro driver took an exit off the Saw Mill River parkway and drove off the Ashford Avenue Bridge in Dobbs Ferry at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Expect traffic delays on the Saw Mill River parkway as traffic is diverted around the bridge.

By , Associated Press

Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.

Westchester County police say the man took an exit off the Saw Mill River parkway and drove off the Ashford Avenue Bridge in Dobbs Ferry at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was alone in his car.

The Journal News reports that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro fell 20 to 30 feet and landed overturned under the bridge:

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Near a Dunkin' Donuts at 400 Ashford Ave., several officers were speaking with a slender man in his late teens or early twenties. The man, who was driving a newer Dodge Charger, repeatedly told officers he was there because he believed his friend had been killed, but, when pressed, could not or would not name the friend. Whether he had any involvement in the crash was not yet clear.

The bridge was closed as investigators examined the scene. The Saw Mill parkway remained closed at 7:30 a.m. as the crash investigation continued. The bridge, which was damaged in the crash, also had to be evaluated, authorities said.

Police are diverting northbound traffic off the parkway, according to Westchester  Channel 12 news Wednesday at 8 a.m. Southbound traffic is not affected. 

The Ashford Avenue Bridge is a vital east-west span linking Dobbs Ferry to Ardsley. It was one of four bridges targeted by a $100 million construction project that began this year.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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