SUFFERN, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Two off-duty EMTs were killed in a fiery crash early Monday morning on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County.
An SUV collided with a tractor trailer around 1:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes in Suffern.
New York State Police said 27-year-old Moshe Herzog, of Spring Valley, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe in the center lane and collided with the tractor trailer as he tried to change lanes.
The crash caused both vehicles to run off the road and come to rest in a ditch.
The Tahoe then burst into flames.
Herzog and his passenger, 26-year-old David Schneebalg of Monsey, were pronounced dead on the scene. The men were part of ambulance corps in Rockland County.
The 59-year-old driver of the tractor trailer, identified as Luiz Velazquez of Elizabeth, N.J., had to be extricated from the truck. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Several southbound lanes were closed between exits 15 and 14-B for hours.
The investigation is ongoing.