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Hit and Run Driver Sought

Published: 6/9/2015

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Watterson, 845-486-3860

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a hit-and-run crash which occurred on 6/2/15 at approximately 2:15 pm in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

The accident occurred on Drake Road approximately one mile west of Rossway Road in Pleasant Valley, when an eastbound minivan struck a westbound Honda Civic head-on. The minivan then left the scene and the operator/sole occupant of the Civic, Nicole Boyles (age 19 of Pleasant Valley), was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time all strong leads in the investigation have been exhausted, and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with locating the vehicle that fled this crash. The vehicle is described only as a dark red minivan that left the scene eastbound on Drake Road towards the Taconic State Parkway, and at this time there is no description on the driver. The vehicle should have front end damage and is possibly missing at least one headlamp. Investigation has shown that the type of headlamp which may be missing is typically found on the following four vehicles:

1999-2005 Pontiac Montana
1997-1998 Pontiac Trans Sport
1997-2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette
1997-2005 Chevrolet Venture

If anyone has seen any of these four vehicles with the damage described above they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 845-486-3800 and ask for Detective Pfitscher or Deputy Nicholson. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or, and all calls/emails will be kept confidential. The investigation is continuing, and more information may be released as it becomes available.