SLOATSBURG – On Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017 the New York State Police in Haverstraw and Tarrytown arrested Scott Spooner, age 59 of Vineland, NJ for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Police said Spooner was operating a 2009 Kenworth Tractor Trailer southbound on the NY State Thruway that struck Paul Peacock age 54 of New York, NY near the Ramapo Rest Area at around 4 a.m.
Investigators located Spooner and his vehicle at approximately 12:15 PM while checking the area truck stops.
The damaged Kenworth was found in the Pilot Travel Center on State Route 17 in Mahwah, NJ.
NYSP were assisted by the Mahwah Police Department.
Spooner was arraigned in the Village of Sloatsburg Court and remanded to Rockland County Jail on $25,000.00 bail.
New York State Police BCI are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call SP Haverstraw at (845) 364-9424.