Son of ‘NYPD Accountability Co-Founder’ Killed In Hudson Valley
A fiery crash in the Hudson Valley claimed the life of a former basketball standout nicknamed "Mr. Gravity."
On Monday, New York State Police from Westchester County confirmed a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the town of Greenburgh.
Fatal Crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester County, New York
On Sunday around 12:34 a.m., New York State Police responded to a fatal crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the town of Greenburgh. Troopers were dispatched to the area of mile marker 7.6 southbound on the Sprain Brook Parkway for a vehicle off the roadway engulfed in flames.
Members from the Yonkers Fire Department and Fairview Fire Department extinguished the flames and extricated the driver of the SUV. The driver was the only occupant, police say.
Mark Lieb from Rockland Video was also on the scene. He tells Hudson Valley Post a heavily damaged SUV was found on the side of the highway, near the center median. A medical examiner was also on the scene.
Bronx, New York Man Killed In Fiery Crash in Town of Greenburgh, New York
Greenburgh Paramedics attempted life-saving measures but unfortunately pronounced the victim, 22-year-old Gavion P. Singleton of Bronx, New York, deceased at the scene, according to New York State police.
"Initial investigation found Singleton was operating a 2017 Dodge Durango southbound on the Sprain Brook Parkway and left the roadway for unknown reasons. The Durango struck a guide rail then a utility pole before striking another section of guide rail and catching on fire," New York State Police stated in a press release. "This investigation remains ongoing."
Son of NYPD Accountability Co-Founder Killed in Crash
Singelton is the son of NYPD Accountability Co-Founder, Nichole Singleton, according to a Facebook post.
"It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Gavion Singleton, son of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability Co-Founder, Ms. Nichole Singleton. Please keep Nichole and her family in your prayers during this tremendously difficult time. Rest well Gavvy," Why Accountability states on Facebook.
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Why Accountability is a Black, female-led grassroots community organization, according to Facebook. It was founded by eight strangers who were outraged following the death of Eric Garner in 2014.
"We provide community empowerment because the NYPD is an inherently corrupt, racist institution," Why Accountability states on Facebook in the about section.
Gavion was also a basketball star in New York City. In 2018, a Facebook post called him "Mr. Gravity."
"Mr. Gravity walking on air," Singleton Nichole wrote on Facebook.
Gavion went on to play college basketball for Trinity Valley, Community College in Texas.