New Windsor, NY Van Crash Kills Five, Aug 1991


New Windsor, N.Y. (AP) - A van veered off a rural highway about 60 miles north of New York City and slammed into an overpass early yesterday, killing five people, including a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, who had just arrived from Puerto Rico.
Police found the vehicle lying on its side facing north in the southbound lane of Route 9W, according to New Windsor Police Detective Sgt. Michael Truncale said it appeared the van, driven by pastor ANGEL RODRIGUEZ, of Newburgh, traveled for a distance on the center median of the road, went up along the center guardrail, and then struck the base of the overpass. Police believe that RODRIGUEZ may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Killed in the crash were RODRIGUEZ, 38, pastor of Inglesia De Dios Church in Newburgh; ANNA LYDIA ROSADO, 44, and her daughter GLORIMAR, both of Puerto Rico; and RUBIN MORALES, 48, and his 50-year-old wife CLARA, also of Newburgh.
RODRIGUEZ and the MORALES couple were pronounced dead at the scene. MS. ROSADO and her daughter died at area hospitals.
Two other children of MS. ROSADO were injured in the crash. Eight-year-old DANIEL VASQUEZ and 6-year-old FELIDO SOTO were listed in critical condition yesterday afternoon at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh with head and internal injuries.
Police said RODRIGUEZ and the MORALES couple drove to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City Friday night to pick up the ROSADOS, who had just flown in from Puerto Rico.

The Journal News White Plains New York 1991-08-11