The Kiryas Joel community has been left reeling after news broke of a tragic accident that claimed the life of a 26 year old man.
The incident took place at approximately 7:45 PM Sunday evening. The driver was on Karlsburg Rd and Seven Springs Mountain Rd when he lost control of the vehicle and drove into a sewage drain.
Emergency responders arrived and found the car submerged. The responders proceeded to extricate the driver from the vehicle finding him in traumatic arrest.
Kiryas Joel Hatzolah and the New York State Police all responded to the scene.
The driver, Yakov Forkosh, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.