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Union Vale Fatality Under Investigation

Published: 2/14/2022

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Wattersonm, 845-486-3860

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a one-car fatal crash which occurred on Verbank Club Rd in the Town of Union Vale at approximately 6:30 pm on 2/12/22. 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to Verbank Club Rd near North Clove Rd in the Town of Union Vale for a report of a serious crash. Preliminary investigation has shown that a 2021 Audi Q5 operated by Avinash Harrindranauth (age 28 of Union Vale) was traveling south on Verbank Club Rd when the operator failed to negotiate a hillcrest and slight curve in the roadway, after which the vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Harrindranauth, who was the sole occupant, was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The cause(s) of the crash is still under investigation by the Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau and Crash Investigation Unit, however at this time unsafe speed is thought to be a primary factor. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Union Vale Fire Department, LaGrange Fire Department, and EMStar and more information may be released as it becomes available.