Update: 17-Year-Old Sparkill Girl Killed In Thruway Crash Upstate

Sparkill, Blauvelt teens also injured when car when off roadway in the rain in Ulster County.

A 17-year-old Sparkill girl is dead and a Sparkill teen and a Blauvelt teen were injured after their car ran off the New York State Thruway in the rain Saturday night, according to State Police.

Police said the accident took place about 7:08 p.m. on the southbound side of the Thruway in Plattekill. At the time, police said the roadway was wet from rainy weather.

The car, a 2008 Subaru, went off the roadway and down an embankment, ending up against a tree.

Police said Quincy Marie Hedges, 17, of Sparkill was sleeping in the back seat of the car when it crashed. She died at the scene of the crash, according to police.

Hedges is the daughter of Wendy Lee MacDowell of Sparkill, owner of the Lady Locksmith in Sparkill, formerly located in Nyack. Hedges was a high school senior who was attending classes at Rockland Community College in Ramapo for her senior year.

Police said the 18-year-old male driver from Sparkill, David Brown, was injured, and an 18-year-old front-seat passenger from Blauvelt, Connor Vasquez, was also injured. They were taken for treatment to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

State Police investigators were called out to review the crash. There were no charges in connection with the accident.

Arrangements for services for Quincy Marie Hodges are being handled by Hannemann Funeral Home of Nyack. Arrangements are expected to be completed by Monday.

April February 20, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So Sorry For Your Loss Wendy..My Thoughts and Prayer are with you and your family. Quincy will be deeply missed by all.
Scotty February 20, 2012 at 04:12 AM
My thoughts and prayers to the injured and their families. Wendy...no words can come near how I feel. I used to come into your shop a lot when I was single, living around the corner from you. I stopped by and remember your dog Ruby...and I think seeing a cute adorable little child ...I'm sure she was your daughter Quincy...I pray and cry with you. Scotty.
Kristen Temple February 20, 2012 at 06:37 AM
I was at the scene and sat with quincy till rescue came i am so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you i had a similar loss in my family 11 yrs ago to the day if i can do anything please feel free to ask
Bruce Kocher February 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Quincy was one of those special children. Beautifully talented sweet. This is one those things only God understands. We deeply feel your loss. Our family sends our condolences. The Kochers from Sparkill.
michelle solomon February 21, 2012 at 09:59 AM
I am so distraught to read this. My deepest sympathies to Wendy and her family, and my prayers for the injured boys. I pray for comfort in the days ahead to all the families involved. RIP Quincy.


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