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Family Fights Distracted Driving

Lieberman FamilyEvan Lieberman died at age 19 in July 2011, a month after he was a passenger in a head-on crash in which the driver, another 19-year-old from Chappaqua, told police he fell asleep at the wheel.

But each time Lieberman’s father, Ben, heard what driver Michael A. Fiddle told about falling asleep around 7:50 a.m. June 16, 2011, on Route 6 in Orange County, the more he thought there was more to the story.

State police never charged or cited Fiddle in the crash that took Lieberman’s life and injured two other Chappaqua college students as they drove to a summer job in Woodbury. But Ben Lieberman pressed the issue.

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