Police: Man drives off NY bridge, dies

Police: Man drives off NY bridge, dies

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police in Westchester County are investigating whether a man who died was drag racing when he drove off a bridge.

They say the victim was driving northbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway when he exited and drove off the Ashford Avenue Bridge in Dobbs Ferry around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The man was alone in the car.

The Journal News reports that the car fell about 20 feet under the bridge.

The bridge was closed as investigators examined the scene. The northbound parkway at Lawrence Street also was closed.

The Ashford Avenue Bridge is a vital east-west span linking Dobbs Ferry to Ardsley. It was one of four bridges targeted by a $100 million construction project that began earlier this year.

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