Names released in deadly Dewey Avenue crash

Updated: 12/16/2013 12:15 PM
Created: 12/13/2013 10:55 PM WHEC.com
By: Chalonda Roberts

The Rochester Police Department have released the names of the people involved in the deadly crash that killed a two-year-old boy and woman Friday night.

News10NBC is told that crash happened on Dewey Avenue near Albemarle Street around 10 p.m. Friday. Investigators tell News10NBC that a Toyota Camry, carrying a female driver and a male passenger, was traveling at high rate of speed, passing cars on the wrong side of the road, in a reckless manner on Dewey Avenue.

When it reached Seneca Parkway, the the female driver, 35-year-old Yevette Ebanks, lost control of the Camry and struck another vehicle. Inside that second vehicle was 35-year-old Desirae Lowe and her two-year-old son, David Figueroa. As a result of the crash, Figueroa suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital by Rural/Metro ambulance. Officers say, unfortunately, he died soon after arriving to the hospital. Lowe suffered minor injuries.

Police say the female driver, Ebanks also died as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 15-year-old male passenger was injured and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

News10NBC spoke to a witness at the scene of the crash. Johhny Albano said he and his roommate were the first to respond to a woman's call for help.

Albano said he and his roommate were home at the time of the accident. He said they heard a loud bang and that the house shook. That's when  ran out of the house  to find a woman yelling  out for help  because her son was trapped in  the  car.
Albano said he quickly unlocked the car door to get the child out of the car.

“The door was locked. I just had to reach around and unlock the door. He was in his car seat, but he was capacitated in there and it took me a little bit to get him out. He was pretty bundled up in his snow gear and all that stuff. He was unresponsive and I just grabbed him out and brought him away from that car because I did not want him around in that car after what this child just went through,” said Albano.

Officials say reconstruction technicians from the city and State Police are still investigating the crash and the area was still closed down as of Saturday morning.

The Greece Police Department says the Camry may have been involved in a larceny at the Walmart prior to the crash. Police were called to the Dewey Avenue Walmart around 10 p.m. Friday night. Police say they located the vehicle and attempted to pull it over. Officers say the vehicle did not stop, but they did not chase the vehicle due to the severity of the crime and the weather conditions.


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