New York

Brian Kessler Killed; Two Injured in Garbage Truck Accident in Pelham Bay, NY

January 17, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Brian Kessler
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
New York State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Garbage Truck
Shore Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Two vehicles collided head-on in a two lane road

What Happened

New York State Police are investigating a head-on collision that killed an off-duty police officer on Shore Rd in Pelham Bay, NY on January 17th, 2019. Officials say 28-year-old Brian Kessler was the officer whose vehicle collided head-on with a garbage truck on the two-lane road. Kessler was pronounced dead at the scene. Two city workers in the truck were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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