Wife of Yankees executive killed in Armonk after tree falls on car during storm

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Woman killed in Armonk after tree fell on car during storm
Marcus Solis has more on a woman who was killed after a tree fell on her car in Armonk.

ARMONK, New York (WABC) -- The wife of a New York Yankees executive was killed when a tree fell on her car in Armonk during wild storms on Wednesday evening.

Police say a tree fell onto a car that was traveling northbound on Route 128 between School street and Leisure Farm Drive around 5:30 p.m.

The driver, who was the only person inside the vehicle at the time, was fatally injured.

She was later identified as 50-year-old Catherine Tusiani and is the wife of a Yankees executive.

The Yankees released a statement on Thursday, sending their condolences after the tragic loss.

"Words cannot capture the devastating impact that is being felt within the Yankees family after the sudden and tragic loss of Cathy Tusiani. Cathy was beloved by our front office staffers, who were privileged to experience and bear witness to her kindness, intelligence, sense of humor, and great love for her husband, Michael, over the two-plus decades of dedicated service he has provided the Yankees organization and the Steinbrenner family. As we share in the pain and grief with Michael, daughters Alexa and Julia, and the entire Tusiani family, the Yankees stand with them to offer our complete support and unconditional love as we navigate this unimaginable loss."

North Castle was hit particularly hard during the storm, resulting in multiple road closures and even schools were closed for the day Thursday.

There are reports of at least four other storm-related deaths throughout the country as storms moved across the U.S., including one in Kentucky, one in Oklahoma and two in Pennsylvania.

Few other details were released.

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Raegan Medgie reports from North Bergen.


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