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80-year-old woman dead after storm knocked tree onto car in Ramapo

RAMAPO, N.Y. — A woman in Chestnut Ridge has died after a tree dropped onto her car while she was driving in Tuesday’s storm, police said.

Officials were notified of the accident in the Village of Chestnut Ridge just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The 80-year-old woman was driving alone in a 2018 Hyundai during the powerful storm when a tree fell on top of her vehicle. She was heading south on Red Schoolhouse Road near Garrett Court when the incident happened.

The woman was transported to Nyack Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Officials said the incident is currently being investigated by the Ramapo Police Department.

The damaging wind, hail and rain from the storm has now resulted in at least six deaths across the Tri-state area. One of the fatal accidents included an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh.

The unnamed girl died after she was unloading a car alongside her mother before strong wind gusts pushed the tree on the vehicle.

Firefighters were able to pull her from the car, however, she died shortly after at the hospital.

The mother suffered minor injuries.

The vicious storm left hundreds of thousands without power across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Commuters also experienced heavy delays and cancellations.