Crash kills Sept. 11 first responder, his wife and future son-in-law; 3 others injured in Rock Hill

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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ROCK HILL, N.Y. (WABC) -- A former NYPD auxiliary deputy inspector, along with his wife and future son-in-law were killed in a one-car crash in upstate New York.

It happened late Monday afternoon near exit 112 along Route 17 in the Sullivan County town of Mamakating.

Police said six people were in the car when the driver, 58-year-old Morris Faitelewicz, attempted to move into the passing lane, but there was already a car next to his. Faitelewicz turned back but overcorrected, causing the car to run off the road and roll over several times before coming to rest.

Faitelewicz, his wife Beth Faitelewicz, 54, both of the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and their soon to be son-in-law 31-year-old Yehuda Bayme, of the Bronx, were all killed. Morris Faitelewicz was a first responder on Sept. 11 as an auxiliary member of the NYPD.

Faitelewicz's daughter, Sheryl Faitelewicz, 27, and two sons, Jason Faitelewicz, 29, and Alan Faitelewicz, 23, survived the crash and are in stable condition.

All were members of the Orthodox Jewish community on the Lower East Side.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.