Juvenile driver with no license caused multi-car crash that killed veteran NYPD cop

2 months ago

Westchester County news, New York news.

A New York Police Department officer was killed in a multi-car crash on Friday, Westchester County authorities said.

Sergeant Frank Gualdino, a 24-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, died when a 16-year-old unlicensed driver lost control of his vehicle and went against the traffic before ramming into his car.

The 53-year-old victim was to retire in nine months. He suffered head and body injuries and died at Jacobi Medical Center. The teenage driver was listed in critical condition.

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  • “Our hearts are heavy as the City of Yonkers had experienced an insurmountable loss,” Mayor Mike Spano said.

    “Sergeant Frank Gualdino was a cop’s cop and the epitome of Yonkers Finest. Yonkers is a close tight-knit community and when we lose one member of our law enforcement community, we all feel a sense of grief.”

    “Frank was someone we all knew and loved. He was a friend and a family man – the best of all of us and the best of Yonkers.”