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Crash in the city of Dover, New York claims the life of a 74-year-old

A motor vehicle crash involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale in Dutchess County, has claimed the life of a 74-year-old man. Police are currently investigating the cause of the fatal accident.

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Crash on June 13 in the city of Dover

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports that a two-vehicle crash in the town of Dover just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, claimed the life of a 74-year-old from Sherman, Connecticut.

The accident occurred at the intersection of State Route 22 and State Route 55 at the southernmost intersection, south of the Mobil Station.

The first vehicle, a 2010 Chevy pickup, is believed to be on State Route 55 intending to enter traffic on Route 22, and the second, a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling north on State Route 22 and the Route 55 intersection approaching. Police describe the nature of the accident as follows: The Chevy entered Route 22 from Route 55, directly into the path of the tractor-trailer, and was struck.

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Sherman, CT man identified in fatal crash

Authorities have identified 74-year-old Joseph W. Hogan of Sherman, CT as the driver of the Chevy pickup; he was later pronounced dead at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been identified but was transported to Vassar Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no additional passengers in either vehicle and the tractor-trailer was listed as “unloaded” at the time of the incident.

At this time, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office has advised that the “primary factor in the crash appears to be the inability to yield the right of way on the side of vehicle one.” The investigation continues by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and Crash Investigation Unit.

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