2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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Captain John Watterson 
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February 3, 2014        Print version

One person charged in hit-and-run double fatality

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a car/pedestrian hit-and-run double fatality, which occurred on State Route 9G near Broadway in the Village of Tivoli at approximately 11:50 pm on 1/31/14. In addition the operator of the vehicle that left the crash was located by Deputies and has been charged in connection with the accident.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 9G and Broadway on the above date & time for a report of an auto accident, and upon arrival there were two people dead at the scene and one person with non-life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation showed that a group of people were walking southbound on 9G just north of Broadway, when three of them were struck by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle then left the scene, and was located by Deputies a short time later. The deceased are both Bard College students, and they as well as the defendant have been identified as follows:

Victim 1: Evelina Martin Brown, age 20 of Seattle, Washington.
Victim 2: Sarah McCausland, age 19 of Winnetka, Illinois.

Defendant: Carol Boeck, age 63 of Red Hook.

Ms. Boeck has been charged with Felony DWI (Class E Felony due to a prior conviction) and Vehicular Manslaughter 1st Degree, which is a Class C Felony. After being processed Ms. Boeck was arraigned at the Village of Tivoli Court, and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. At this time the investigation is continuing, and the release of further details will be limited in order to preserve the integrity of the criminal case and ongoing court proceedings. As with any criminal case, the charges described herein are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Village of Red Hook Police, the Tivoli Fire Dept., and Bard College. The investigation into the crash is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit in conjunction with the Detective and Patrol Divisions, and more information may be released as it becomes available.