The Northern Westchester Examiner

Verplanck Woman Identified as Victim in Car Plunge in Hudson

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Tiffany Kingwood

A 37-year-old Verplanck woman was identified as the victim who died Friday afternoon after her vehicle plunged into the Hudson River in Verplanck.

According to Westchester County Police, Tiffany Kingwood’s death was an apparent suicide based on an investigation and eyewitness accounts.

Westchester County Police responded to the area at 12:45 p.m. after receiving a call that a car had driven into the river and become submerged. The vehicle entered the river from a boat ramp in a Town of Cortlandt park off Riverview Avenue.

Patrol, Marine Unit and Aviation Unit officers searched for the vehicle with assistance from the New York State Police and the Verplanck, Montrose and Croton-on-Hudson fire departments. The vehicle had drifted from where it initially entered the water and was located nearby in about 10 feet of water.

Members of the Westchester County Police Marine Unit and the Yorktown Heights Fire Department dive team recovered the body of Kingwood.

Services for Ms. Kingwood will be held Thursday, October 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at Yorktown Vineyard Community Church, 2084 Crompond Road, Yorktown.

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