A Westchester city freeway employee who had his “dream job” was killed when a senior citizen behind the wheel of his automotive crashed right into a undertaking web site Tuesday, officers mentioned.
The City of Yorktown is mourning the lack of Jake Arcara, a 28-year-old who was engaged to the love of his life, city Supervisor Matt Slater instructed The Publish.
The accident occurred as freeway workers have been stationed at a drainage undertaking within the higher Westchester neighborhood. The sufferer was struck by a car 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 city ran deep. He graduated from a neighborhood highschool and began working for the city in 2019.
“He was a longtime member of our neighborhood who discovered his dream job within the Yorktown freeway division,” Slater mentioned. “Had his complete life in entrance of him, engaged to an exquisite particular person.
“He was extremely well-liked, he was well-liked within the freeway division, unbelievable work ethic, unbelievable perspective and had his complete life in entrance of him. It’s simply surreal that we’re going by means of this.”
Slater, the city’s police chief and freeway chief all broke the information to Arcara’s mom about her son’s dying. He then contacted a neighboring city’s supervisor to trace down his fiancée who’s employed there “as a result of she was about to have the worst day of her life,” Slater mentioned solemnly.
Slater famous the senior citizen who allegedly induced the accident can also be a longtime neighborhood member.
“The fact is that this was a real tragedy,” Slater mentioned.