As previously reported on VIN News, a 17 year old Jewish girl died in the crash that took place on Route 23A in the Town of Hunter.
The girl has been identified as Tzivia Zeilinsky of Toms River, New Jersey, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Sources said that she was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car after it hit a guardrail. Three other teens in the car, including the driver, sustained relatively minor injuries and were transported to Albany Medical Center.
Police said that the crash took place at 5:40 AM near Horse Shoe Bend, a winding portion of roadway. Investigator Greg Stewart of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said that the accident remains under investigation.
Police have not released the name of the driver who is under 18 years old. He was charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speeding and other violations.
After being arraigned in the Town of Cairo Court, the driver was released on $25,000 bail. Sources said that the driver passed sobriety tests that were administered after the accident.