86-Year-Old Retired Judge Strikes, Kills 2 Boys Walking Along New York Road: State Police - NBC New York

86-Year-Old Retired Judge Strikes, Kills 2 Boys Walking Along New York Road: State Police

The victims were identified Monday as 14-year-old Justin Finkel and 16-year-old Devin Zeininger

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    Two Sullivan County Teens Struck By 86-Year-Old Driver

    The two New York teens, as well as a third who is in critical condition, were walking along a winding road when the driver hit them with his car. NBC 4 New York's Gaby Acevedo reports.

    (Published Monday, June 3, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two teenage boys died when they were hit by a car while walking along a Sullivan County road over the weekend

    • The victims were identified Monday as 14-year-old Justin Finkel and 16-year-old Devin Zeininger

    • State Police say any witnesses are asked to call 845-888-2681

    Two teenage boys were struck and killed by an 86-year-old driver, a retired judge in the county where they all lived, as they walked along a New York road over the weekend, New York State Police said Monday. 

    Justin Finkel, 14 and Devin Zeininger, 16, both from the Sullivan County town of Thompson, were walking on Glen Wild Road around 3:15 p.m. Sunday when authorities say Isaac Kantrowitz, of nearby Woodridge, hit them. Both boys were pronounced dead at the scene. 

    One of the two was a student at Monticello High School, though it wasn't clear which boy. The district superintendent posted a message on the school's website Sunday saying it would have social workers and psychologists on hand to help "our students deal with this tremendous tragedy." The note said a third student was injured, though State Police didn't immediately release details on the individual. 

    No charges have been filed at this time and police say there's no indication that Kantrowitz was impaired at the time of the crash. Kantrowitz is a retired Fallsburg town justice and a Woodridge village trustee, the AP reported.

    Retired Judge Kills 2 Boys Walking on NY Road, Police Say

    [NY] Retired Judge Kills 2 Boys Walking on NY Road, Police Say
    Two teenage boys were struck and killed by an 86-year-old driver, a retired judge in the county where they all lived, as they walked along a New York road over the weekend, New York State Police said Monday.
    (Published Monday, June 3, 2019)

    The investigation is ongoing. State Police say any witnesses are asked to call 845-888-2681. 

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