Two Beacon Residents Die in Crash

Police say car hit tree in median

Two Beacon residents were killed on May 17 when their SUV crashed into a tree in the median along Interstate 84 near Montgomery, according to the New York State Police.

Heather Morgan

Police said Heather Morgan, 36, and Derrick Jones, 37, died after a Dodge Journey being driven westbound by Morgan left the road at about 6:40 a.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at 845-457-1389.

Morgan was a graduate of Beacon High School who worked for many years in the food service industry, including at Dunkin’ Donuts in Cold Spring. Among her survivors are her six children and their father, her parents and two sisters.

Derrick Jones

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at the Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey in Beacon. A fundraiser organized at to assist the family has raised nearly $20,000.

A funeral service for Jones was held on Thursday (May 23) at Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains. Information on his survivors was not immediately available.

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