On Wednesday, April 22 at approximately 1:22 a.m., Saugerties police responded to a 911 call involving a one-car crash on State Route 9W in the area of Sunoco. When officers arrived, they found a 2000 Honda Accord that had hit a utility pole on the east shoulder of the road. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was treated by paramedics from Diaz Ambulance and then airlifted to Albany Medical Center. A passenger in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saugerties police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash. The identity of the vehicle operator and passenger are being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Saugerties police were assisted at the scene by the Glasco Fire Department, Diaz Ambulance, LifeNet Medivac, the Ulster County Sheriff’s office and New York State Police