Crash In Dutchess County Kills Ulster County Man


(Pawling, NY)--The Dutchess County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal crash in Pawling.It happened at about 2:15pm on Saturday when two vehicles collided on Route 55 near the intersection with Route 22.

Emergency responders had to extricate the drivers from their vehicles.64 year old Paull Pitt from Ulster Park in Ulster County was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle, 49 year old Karri Lamberlus of Pawling was flown to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to the Sheriff’s Office:The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit, and at this time the primary factor appears to be a medical issue on the part of Mr. Pitt prior to the crash.The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Pawling Fire Department.

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