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Fatal car collision in Wassaic

WASSAIC — The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 7, that a male victim of a two-car head-on collision that took place on South Amenia Road on Sunday evening, Sept. 5, has died as a result of his injuries.

According to DCSO Capt. John Watterson, “Yes, to confirm, there was one fatality in the Amenia crash, a male, and two others had minor injuries.” The DCSO had not identified the victims as of press time.

The DCSO closed South Amenia Road between Kent and Benson Roads until at least 9:15 p.m. the night of the accident.

According to reports of the accident, the passengers in both vehicles were said to be heavily entrapped in the mangled metal of the vehicles that resulted from the accident. 

Volunteer firefighters from the Wassaic Fire Company responded to the scene along with the DCSO, who then called for additional support. Rescue workers then had to extricate the victims who were entrapped in the vehicles.

The male victim who was most seriously injured reportedly went into traumatic arrest; he was raced by ambulance to Sharon Hospital just over the border in Sharon, Conn., with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, he succumbed to those injuries. 

The other two passengers, also injured, were rescued with additional assistance from the Amenia and Dover fire departments and transported to the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

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