Contact Us
Rivertowns Daily Voice serves Dobbs Ferry, Hastings & Irvington

Menu

Rivertowns Daily Voice serves Dobbs Ferry, Hastings & Irvington

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester
news

Victims Of Fatal Hastings Fuel-Tank Explosion ID'd

The medical examiner arriving at 65 Hillside Ave. in Hastings on Thursday afternoon.
The medical examiner arriving at 65 Hillside Ave. in Hastings on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The two men killed in the fuel-tank explosion that occurred late Thursday morning in Hastings-on-Hudson have been identified by police.

Luis Jacho, 52, and Mora Segundo, 50, both Ossining residents, were attempting to remove an underground tank from the backyard of a multifamily home when the blast occurred at 65 Hillside Ave., a block away from Hastings High School. After it exploded, the tank caromed into nearby woods, officials said. There was no additional fire damage and the immediate area around the blast was quickly deemed safe by officials.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that gasoline vapors and not the usual heating oil remnants may have built up inside the tank before it exploded after one of the men cut into tank. Further tests are being conducted.

For previous Daily Voice reports on the blast, click here.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Rivertowns Daily Voice!

Serves Dobbs Ferry, Hastings & Irvington

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.