An off-duty White Plains firefighter has been accused for his role in a fatal wrong-way crash and is facing a 16-count indictment.
According to Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore, Erik Refvik, a firefighter with the White Plains Fire Department, is currently charges which include aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Investigators believe that Refvik was driving his Chevy Tahoe near Post Road when he allegedly turned the wrong way onto on South Lexington Avenue. He allegedly T-boned the Honda carrying 47-year-old Reyda La Madrid and her 49-year-old husband, Edgar Lopez while they were delivering newspapers. The accident happened as they were crossing South Lexington Avenue. Newspaper deliver Reyda La Madrid died at the scene while her husband suffered serious injuries.
Police say Refvik was speeding at the time of the crash and continued even after hitting the Honda. Refvik’s vehicle pushed the Honda approximately 200 feet down the road while the couple was trapped inside.… Read More