Husband, Wife Dead as Car Plunges Into Water in New Rochelle: Police - NBC New York

Husband, Wife Dead as Car Plunges Into Water in New Rochelle: Police

The vehicle drove through a steel railing and plunged into the water at Hudson Park and Beach Tuesday afternoon, police said

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    Husband, Wife Dead as SUV Plunges Into Water

    A husband and wife died when their vehicle crashed through a steel railing and plunged into the water near a New Rochelle park Tuesday, police said. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A couple died when their vehicle crashed through a steel railing and plunged into the water near a New Rochelle park, police said

    • The vehicle drove through a steel railing and plunged into the water at Hudson Park and Beach Tuesday afternoon, according to police

    • The victims were identified Wednesday as Ralph and Arlene Simpson, both 74

    A husband and wife, both 74 years old, died when their vehicle crashed through a steel railing and plunged into the water near a New Rochelle park Tuesday, police said.

    The vehicle drove through a steel railing and plunged into the Echo Bay at Hudson Park and Beach shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

    Ralph Simpson was pulled unconscious from the submerged vehicle by a police diver shortly after the crash, according to police. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The body of his wife, Arlene Simpson, was pulled from the vehicle later in the afternoon as police divers were working to remove the vehicle from the water, police said. Police she wasn't found during the first recovery due to a "zero visibility" in the water. 

    2 Dead After Car Plunges Into Water in New Rochelle: Police

    [NY] 2 Dead After Car Plunges Into Water in New Rochelle: Police

    A man and a woman died after their vehicle crashed through a steel railing and into the water near a park, police say. Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    An investigation is ongoing.

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