New York – Fatal Crash in Columbia County
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State Police at Livingston are investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred at 2:19pm on State Route 9H in the Town of Claverack, Columbia County .
A car being pursued by police northbound crossed the center of Rt 9H into the path of a southbound dump truck operated by 33 year old George Duryea of Nassau NY, Duryea’s truck overturned on the west shoulder and he escaped unharmed.
The car came to rest in the parking lot of a local business on the east side of Rt. 9H , the driver of the car a 44 year old Dutchess County man died at the scene.
The Village of Red Hook Police investigating a suspicious person stopped the car which eventually fled the traffic stop, Red Hook Police marked patrol car pursued the subject north on Rt 9 into Columbia County where State Police patrols attempted rolling roadblocks to slow the subject down.
The subject evaded the roadblocks continuing on at a high rate of speed northbound on Rt 9H. resulting in the crash.
State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit , Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, Greenport Rescue Squad, Philmont Rescue Squad, Claverack Fire Dept. and Coroner Angelo Nero assisted at the scene.
The car was reported as stolen from the Millbrook NY area earlier today, the investigation is continuing.
Auth Senior Investigator Gary Mazzacano
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