Accident On 9A Kills Peekskill Guidance Counselor

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Lenroy Stevens, a 27-year-old White Plains resident, was killed in a car accident on 9A.
Lenroy Stevens, a 27-year-old White Plains resident, was killed in a car accident on 9A. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Linkedin
The aftermath of a car accident that killed a Peekskill guidance counselor.
The aftermath of a car accident that killed a Peekskill guidance counselor. Photo Credit: Kemper Fire Wire

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Lenroy Stevens, a 27-year-old Peekskill High School guidance counselor, was killed Tuesday after being struck by a truck on Route 9A in Briarcliff.

The truck was traveling northbound on 9A in the left lane at 3:30 p.m. when it lost control and mounted the center guardrail and encroached into the left lane of southbound 9A, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Paul Oliva.

Two passenger vehicles were involved in the incident. One driver received minor injuries while Stevens, a White Plains resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, Oliva said.

The accident forced the closure of Route 9A for nearly 12 hours.

The Peekskill School District announced that its high school concert had been postponed due to Stevens' death.

"On behalf of the high school family, our deep sympathies go out to Mr. Stevens’ friends and family," Superintendent Dr. Larry Licopoli said. "The district will keep you apprised of the make-up date for the concert which will be dedicated to Mr. Stevens."

According to his LinkedIn page, Stevens had been a guidance counselor at Peekskill since January 2013. Before that, he was a counselor at Lakeland and was a teacher assistant in Greenburgh.

A graduate of the University of Rochester, Stevens obtained his Masters in school counseling from Mercy College.

Olivia asked anyone that witnessed the accident to contact Mount Pleasant Police at 914-769-1941.

Eric Gendron contributed to this report.

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Very Sad Story....my condolences to the family. Now as to how the accident happened.....I sure hope they confiscated the truck drivers cell phone to see if he was on it when the accident occurred. It was unclear whether there was a trailer involved as well. Was he swerving because he was not sure he could clear the bridge? These MONSTER GARBAGE HAULERS are running wild on our roads. They have no business on Croton Dam Road blasting on 134 to Rt. 100 and then to 35 to get to 684. Haven't seen any PD checkpoints to be sure these trucks are safe and NOT OVERLOADED!
Again I am very sorry for the deceased may he rest in peace.

This is, really tragic.

A tragic loss! My sympathies to Mr. Stevens family & friends & students.

My sincere condolences to Mr. Steven's family and friends