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Police: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed In Palisades Parkway Accident Was Hit By Car

State troopers seeking witnesses to the accident.

An off-duty New York City police officer who died in a in Nanuet on Sunday was struck by a passing car as she was lying on the roadway, according to State Police.

Investiagors are seeking witnesses to the accident to help in their probe of the death of Esther Sanzo, 37, of Manhattan.

A 2008 Ford SUV driven by Sanzo southbound on the parkway near the Exit 8 interchange hit a guard rail in the center median. Sanzo was ejected from the vehicle in the crash and landed on the roadway.

State Police say their investigation had revealed that Sanzo was struck by another vehicle in the left lane of the southbound parkway, just north of the Route 59 bridge.

When she was thrown from the vehicle, the SUV continued south until it hit the bridge.

Police are requesting that any witness who may have observed this accident contact Investigator Brendan J. Tumulty Jr. at 845-364-0200. The Rockland County Medical Examiner is conducting a post mortem autopsy to determine cause of death and or any other medically related issues.

Heywood Jablohme June 05, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I'm guessing no. Sad, cops especially should know better.
Kim DiGiacomo June 05, 2012 at 01:52 AM
May she rest in peace!! Whatever the circumstances, a life was lost and I am sad for her loved ones, too young.
Heywood Jablohme June 05, 2012 at 01:57 AM
indeed. rip.
Clarkstown life June 05, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Finally some sanity to these comments
BUGSPOP June 05, 2012 at 09:08 PM
What a terrible tragedy I am so sad to hear this, my condolences to her familiy may she rest in peace.

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