Rohan Saunds, 22, Dead After Collision

Published on September 19, 2019, 8:26 am
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On Monday, September 09, 2019 at approximately 1322 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a single motor vehicle collision on the southbound Bronx River Parkway near Exit 8, within the confines of the 52 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed four aided males, occupants of a 2008 white Mercedes Benz S550, with various injuries.

EMS responded to the location and transported all of the occupants to Jacobi Medical Center; the 21-year-old male operator sustained neck and back injuries, and was listed in stable condition. The 21-year-old front passenger sustained injuries to his face and eye, and was also listed in stable condition.

The 22-year-old rear left passenger sustained injuries to his back and arm, and was listed in stable condition.

The 22-year-old rear right passenger sustained significant head and chest trauma, and was pronounced deceased on Monday, September 16, 2019.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the vehicle was traveling southbound in the center lane of the Bronx River Parkway, at an apparent high rate of speed, when the operator failed to properly navigate the roadway, causing the vehicle to veer right, off the roadway onto the grass median, before striking the metal guard rail with the front end portion of the vehicle. The vehicle then mounted the guardrail and came to a final rest, before becoming fully engulfed in flames.

The deceased has been identified as:

Rohan Saunds
3219 Grace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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