Man who was struck and killed on T’way was NYC resident


TOWN OF WOODBURY – State Police Thursday
identified the man who ran from a trooper after being pulled over on the
Thruway Wednesday evening as Bernell Wright, 37, of the Bronx. As the
officer attempted to place him into custody for suspected drug possession,
Wright resisted and fled into the northbound lanes of the superhighway
and was struck by a car.

The driver, Martin Nicolle of Roselle, New Jersey, and a passenger, Jill
Weinberg of Chappaqua, New York, were uninjured. Nicoll lost control of
his vehicle, ran off the road and overturned.

Wright was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The investigation into the incident is continuing. Anyone who may have
witnessed it is asked to call State Police at 845-782-8311.


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