A 76-year-old Rockland woman was killed in a two-car, head-on crash on the New York State Thruway in Sloatsburg Tuesday night, state police told Patch.
The accident occurred at about 8 p.m., when a motorist driving the wrong way slammed into another vehicle. The wrong-way driver was injured, and his passenger -- the 76-year-old Monsey resident -- was killed.
The driver of the other car was injured, as well, authorities said.
Police Wednesday identified the fatality as Madeline Lapides, according to reports on LoHud.com by Alex Taylor. Lapides was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her husband, 81-year-old Alvin Lapides, entered the Thruway in the wrong direction in Nanuet and drive nearly 10 miles before the deadly crash.
Alvin Lapides was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second car was not injured.