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Wappinger Fatal Crash Under Investigation

Published: 8/5/2022

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Captain John Watterson, 845-486-3860

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a three-car fatal crash which occurred on State Route 9D in the Town of Wappinger at approximately 10 am on 8/4/22. 

Preliminary investigation has revealed that vehicle one operated by Katherine E. Woisin (age 85 of Wappinger) was pulling out onto Route 9D from Alpine Drive when it was struck by vehicle two, which was southbound on Route 9D. Vehicle one was then struck a second time by a northbound vehicle which was attempting to avoid the first crash. Ms. Woisin suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, and State Route 9D was closed for approximately 4 hours during the investigation. 

The investigation is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office’s Detective Bureau and Crash Investigation Units, and at this time the primary factor appears to be failure to yield the right of way on the part of Ms. Woisin. At this time no charges have been filed and the Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner, New York State Police, New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), and Hughsonville Fire Department.