Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

WOODBURY – Members of the New York State Police along with the State Park Police responded to a one car motor vehicle accident on State Route 6 (Long Mountain Parkway) in the Town of Woodbury at 1:30 p.m.

The operator of the vehicle, who police identified as Frank Farina, age 42 of Stony Point, appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said authorities, who did not disclose if the gunshot wound was self inflicted.

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The vehicle then crossed the double yellow center line, left the roadway, and struck a rock embankment.

The passenger, Jennifer Farina age 42 also of Stony Point, was transported by ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Frank Farina was also transported by ambulance to Orange Regional Medical Center and was pronounced deceased by the emergency room physician.

Frank Farina was an off-duty Rockland County Sheriff Deputy (Corrections Division) at the time of the incident, said authorities.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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