Police say an 83-year-old is responsible for the death of a 22-year-old outside a Hudson Valley supermarket.
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The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reported an investigation into a fatal crash that occurred over the Labor Day weekend.
On Saturday at approximately 6:00 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Myers Corners Rd near Route 9 in the Town of Wappinger for a crash with serious injuries.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that the actual location was on Myers Corners at the southern entrance to the Hannaford’s Plaza, and one person appeared to be seriously injured, police say.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2019 Subaru Outback operated by an 83-year-old man from Poughkeepsie was making a left-hand turn out of the plaza making onto Myers Corners Road when it was struck by a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Ryan A. Weatherwax, which was traveling westbound on Myers Corners Road.
Weatherwax, 22, of Dutchess County was transported via ambulance to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he later passed away from his injuries, police say. Ryan was a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School, Class of 2017, according to his obituary.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and Detective Division, and at this time the primary factor in the crash appears to be a failure to yield the right of way on the part of the Subaru, officials say.
As a result, the 83-year-old was issued two traffic tickets; one for failure to yield right of way and the other for failure to obey a traffic control device (stop sign).
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police and Hughsonville Fire Department, and more information may be released as it becomes available.
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