Contact Us
Northwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck

Menu

Northwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck

Nearby Towns

  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Southwest Dutchess
    serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
  • East Dutchess
    serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
Breaking News: Girlfriend Nabbed In Stabbing Death Of Hyde Park Passenger
news

Motorist Dies In Fiery Hyde Park Crash

A local man was killed when his car burst into flames after hitting a rock wall on Route 9.
A local man was killed when his car burst into flames after hitting a rock wall on Route 9. Photo Credit: Google Maps

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- A single car accident led to the death of an unidentified man whose car burst into flames at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 after hitting a rock wall and tree on Albany Post Road, according to the Hyde Park Police Department.

The Hyde Park Police Department received multiple calls reporting an auto accident which had just occurred on Route 9 (Albany Post Road) between Scenic Drive and Ledges Drive, said Lt. Robert Benson.

When officers arrived they found the car, which had been traveling southbound on Route 9, had crossed into the oncoming lane, left the roadway, struck a rock wall and finally struck a tree, before bursting into flames. The male driver, who was the sole occupant, was killed, Benson said.

The Hyde Park and Fairview Fire Departments initially responded and extinguished the fire and the Roosevelt Fire Department responded later to assist with the recovery of the driver, he added.

Hyde Park Police were assisted in the investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and their CRASH team for accident reconstruction as well as the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Preliminary identification of the victim was made through the crash investigation, however identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending a final determination by the Medical Examiner’s Office, Benson said.

Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Northwest Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.