Fatal Crash On Route 299

(Highland, NY)  --  Police were perusing a Poughkeepsie man driving a Porsche Cayenne SUV westbound on Route 299 in the Town of Lloyd last night around 7:30pm when he struck the side of a vehicle and then crashed head-on into a Ford pickup truck. 

State Police say the driver of the truck was killed, the driver of the Porsche, 29 year old Ryan Williams, is in Westchester Medical Center in critical but stable condition.  39 year old Danielle Pecoraro of New Paltz, the driver of the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the truck was also injured.  That section of Route 299 near Elting Corners Road was shut down for more than nine hours during the investigation.

 “This is an ongoing investigation with the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office where criminal charges are pending. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the state police in Highland at 845-691-2922.”

Photo:  Jeff J. Mitchell- Getty Images

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