New York man killed in Interstate 95 crash
STAMFORD — A New Rochelle, N.Y., man was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Stamford that left one woman with serious injuries and shut down northbound lanes for more than five hours overnight, authorities said.
Tamar Milteer, 25, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was killed in the crash, a State Police incident report said. He was a passenger in one of the three cars involved in the wreck.
Syerra Mcghee, 19, also of New Rochelle, was another passenger in the car with Milteer. State police said she suffered suspected serious injuries. The report indicated Sunday is her 20th birthday. A registry listing for Milteer and Mcghee shows they are expecting a baby in Jan. 2019.
Jonathan Morales, 27, of Endicott, N.Y., was the driver of the car carrying Mcghee and Milteer. The report indicated he suffered a suspected minor injury.
The driver of another car, 55-year-old Osnalba Alvarado, of Bridgeport, suffered a possible injury, the report said.
And the two occupants in the third car involved in the crash — a New Jersey man and a Weston man — did not have any apparent injuries.
The crash was reported shortly after 7 p.m. Friday and police immediately shut down the highway between Exits 8 and 9. Stamford police said the highway reopened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
The report indicated that Alvarado was driving north on I-95 in the left lane of the three available lanes of travel when she started braking for traffic ahead of her. The vehicle being driven by Morales was in the lane behind her and also stopped for the traffic ahead.
The third car, being driven by Magdy Girgis, 41, of Bayonne, N.J., was also in the left lane of travel but allegedly failed to stop in time and rear ended the car being driven by Morales, the report said.
“It is believed this impact pushed (Morales’ car) forward, causing it to strike (Alvarado’s car),” the report said. “(Alvarado’s car) then entered the right shoulder where it struck the cement barrier.”
The report said Milteer was pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by Troop G.