9W car accident takes the life of a local woman

Helen Cifuni, 57, was a big Animal lover and volunteered with Hi-Tor Animal Shelter for a period of time. provided

At approximately 5:20 PM on Friday the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 259 Rt. 9W in Congers for a car accident during evening rush hour. The sole female occupant of the vehicle passed away from injuries suffered in the accident. The Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team is investigating the scene. Rt. 9W was closed in both directions for a few hours on Friday.

The driver of the car involved in Friday’s fatal accident has been identified as Helen Cifuni, 57, of Congers.

The driver sustained massive injuries at the scene of the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. The Rockland County Medical Examiner responded to the scene and will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of death. The Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team is also investigating the one car accident. There has been no determination of the cause of the accident. As the investigation continues, updates will be provided as soon as possible.