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One Car Fatality in Red Hook

Published: 8/15/2016

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Watterson, (845) 486-3860    

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a one-car fatal crash which occurred on State Route 9 in the Town of Red Hook at approximately 10:50 am on 8/15/16. 

On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 9 near the Columbia County line for a report of a serious crash, and upon arrival observed it to be a one-car crash with 1 occupant. The operator/sole occupant was unconscious and trapped in the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim will be withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. 

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 9 near the Columbia County line when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The roadway was closed for investigation for approximately 3 hours, and the Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Town of Red Hook Fire Department.

The crash is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit, and more information may be provided as it becomes available.