A Westchester town highway worker who had his “dream job” was killed when a senior citizen behind the wheel of his car crashed right into a venture website Tuesday, officers mentioned.
The Town of Yorktown is mourning the lack of Jake Arcara, a 28-year-old who was engaged to the love of his life, town Supervisor Matt Slater instructed The Publish.
The accident occurred as highway workers have been stationed at a drainage venture in the higher Westchester neighborhood. The sufferer was struck by a automobile and rushed to the hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless, officers mentioned.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Slater mentioned Arcara’s connection to the town ran deep. He graduated from a neighborhood highschool and began working for the town in 2019.
“He was a longtime member of our community who found his dream job in the Yorktown highway department,” Slater mentioned. “Had his entire life in entrance of him, engaged to an exquisite particular person.
“He was incredibly well-liked, he was well-liked in the highway department, incredible work ethic, incredible attitude and had his whole life in front of him. It’s just surreal that we’re going through this.”
Slater, the town’s police chief and highway chief all broke the information to Arcara’s mom about her son’s dying. He then contacted a neighboring town’s supervisor to trace down his fiancée who’s employed there “because she was about to have the worst day of her life,” Slater mentioned solemnly.
Slater famous the senior citizen who allegedly brought on the accident can be a longtime neighborhood member.
“The reality is this was a genuine tragedy,” Slater mentioned.