Englewood superintendent dies, son injured in Yonkers car crash

The Englewood Public School District’s superintendent, who had just begun working for the district in August, died Sunday in a car crash.

The Westchester County Police Department received a call about the crash that killed Superintendent Ronel Cook, 51, of Newburgh, N.Y., at 1:16 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Cook’s 2015 Nissan Altima drove up an embankment after veering off the Cross County Parkway in Yonkers, hitting a stone wall connected to the Seminary Avenue overpass.

An investigation is still ongoing into what caused Cook’s car to leave the roadway, said Kieran O’Leary, a police spokesperson. There were a few witnesses who said Cook was not speeding and did not need to swerve to avoid another vehicle.

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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