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Crash Involving Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Under Investigation

Published: 9/17/2021

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Watterson, 845-486-3860

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a fatal car-pedestrian crash involving a marked Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, which occurred in the Town of Hyde Park at approximately 7:30 pm on 9/16/21. 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to State Route 9G at the intersection with Elks Lane in Hyde Park for a report of a car-pedestrian crash involving a patrol vehicle. Upon arrival the pedestrian had suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where they were later pronounced dead, and the Deputy was uninjured. At this time the identities of those involved will not be released.   
The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau in conjunction with the New York State Police and New York State Attorney General’s Office. The participation in the investigation by the Attorney General is standard practice and required by law whenever there is a death with law enforcement involvement. The details of the crash are still under investigation and at this time no charges have been filed. 

The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted at the scene by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Town of Hyde Park Police, and Fairview Fire Department and more information may be released as it becomes available.