Patrick MoussignacMay 16, 2018, 11:17 amMay 16, 2018, 5:39 pm

Girl, 11, and woman killed in separate storm-related incidents in Newburgh

Authorities say victims died after trees fell on top of the cars they were in


NEWBURGH — Tuesday’s stormy weather is being blamed for the death of two people in the town and City of Newburgh. The high winds toppled a tree onto a car on Robinson Avenue, killing an 11-year-old-girl and injuring her mother in their driveway. Police say the girl was trapped in the car. She was pulled out by firefighters and taken to St. Luke's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say a woman was also killed when a tree fell on her car around 6 p.m. Authorities have not released the name of either victim.

The National Weather Service is reporting winds of up to 60-miles per hour passed through the city. The winds damaged several structures, including an apartment building on Liberty Street and the Hotel Imperial located on Broadway. A third building close by on Carpenter Avenue also had its roof blown off, with bricks scattered throughout that street as well.

Although power is on in parts of the city, in all of Orange County, Orange and Rockland Power and Central Hudson are reporting nearly 42,000 outages overnight.

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