Driver Killed in 30-Foot Plunge Off Westchester Bridge, Racing Eyed as Cause: Police

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    Police are investigating whether a driver who was killed when his car plunged off a Westchester bridge early Wednesday was drag racing before the crash, authorities say. Sheldon Dutes has more. (Published Thursday, Jul 31, 2014)

    Police are investigating whether a driver who was killed when his car plunged off a Westchester bridge early Wednesday was drag racing before the crash, authorities say.

    The 21-year-old man, identified as Christopher Seguinot, of West Harrison, was headed north on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry in a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro at about 12:10 a.m. when the car went off an exit, smashed through a guardrail and flew off the Ashford Avenue Bridge, police say.

    The car crashed into the ground more than 30 feet below, and the man was pronounced dead.

    A police spokesman said that speed was "definitely a factor" in the crash. 

    Seguinot was the only person in the car.

    His uncle described him as a "good kid" who had dreams of becoming a state trooper.

    The parkway’s northbound lanes reopened after several hours. The bridge remained closed.

    A bridge inspector was called to the scene to assess structural damage to the roadway.

    -Sheldon Dutes contributed to this report

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