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Counselor Killed in Crash; Peekskill High School Cancels Concert

Lenroy Stevens was driving south on Route 9A yesterday afternoon when a truck jumped the guard rail and hit him.

Peekskill school officials have canceled tonight's high school concert as the community mourns the death yesterday of a staffer.

"Tonight’s High School Concert has been postponed due to the sudden loss of one of our guidance counselors, Lenroy Stevens.  On behalf of the High School family, our deep sympathies go out to Mr. Stevens’ friends and family.  The District will keep you apprised of the make-up date for the concert which will be dedicated to Mr. Stevens," Superintendent Dr. Larry Licopoli wrote on the district's websites and social networks.

Stevens was killed when a tractor-trailer northbound on Route 9A in Briarcliff Manor jumped the guard rail at about 4 p.m. and plowed into two cars headed south.

He was in his first year at Peekskill High School in the Guidance Department. 

Police are investigating the cause of the incident. 


jo May 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM
sad,., sad.. sad.. :(
ted halperin May 14, 2014 at 02:27 PM
I was shocked and saddened to hear about this tragedy involving Len Stevens. Len did a great job helping me with my son Evan's geometry class issues back 2 years ago as a temporary Guidance Counselor at LHS. He was HEAD AND SHOULDERS above any of the other guidance counselors I have worked with, both at Copper Beech and at LHS. I was hoping he would stay on at LHS, and see Evan and my other children through to college, but it was just a temporary assignment, pity.. It's a total shame for the Peekskill school system, parents, and students, who won't have the opportunity to get help from him. If you know of any family members to send a note to, I would love to do that. Ted Halperin
Donna Kinlen Coimbra May 14, 2014 at 02:52 PM
So very sad. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family , friends.

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