Mother and child struck on Route 52
A vehicle struck a mother and her four children as they attempted to cross Route 52 in Fishkill on Sunday (March 25), killing the woman and her 10-month-old son.
The New York State Police reported that Zuleyma Lopez, 28, and Abel Torres-Lopez were declared dead at the scene. The three other children — Shayla, 11, Ricardo, 6, and Allan, 4 — were transported to Westchester Medical Center.
The group was struck at about 8:40 p.m. near Old Glenham Road, police said, by a 2003 GMC Yukon traveling westbound in the center/turn lane of the three-lane road. Police said the driver, Robert Mahone, 53, of Fishkill, who remained at the scene, was not speeding or impaired by drugs or alcohol and was not issued any citations.
A family member has set up an GoFundMe page to assist the surviving children.