WOODBURY, N.Y. –– A rock slide on a remote mountain killed one hiker and injured three others Wednesday, state police said.
Nicholas Styranovski, 76, of New York City, was killed after he apparently was struck in the head by a boulder.
State police said 36 people were on the hike, some of whom were members of the Trail Conference. Most were able to walk off the mountain.
According to park officials and fellow hikers, the victims were among a group of more than 30 people, most over 60 years old, who hiked regularly on Wednesdays at various places in New York and New Jersey.
The group, which calls itself the Old Timers, was on a marked trail on Schunnemunk Mountain when the three victims and two other hikers split away and hiked off the trail, according to rescuers.
The accident occurred on a talus slope off the the Dark Hollow Trail on Schunemunk near the woods road marked on the map most of the way up the mountain.
Nick is reported to be the one who dislodged the boulder. Nick is a member of NYNJTC and AMC but was not an active TC volunteer. He is survived by a daughter Tina, his wife having recently passed away.
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