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28 May 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Union Vale, New York – On May 27, 2020, the New York State Police investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash on Chestnut Ridge Road in the town of Union Vale.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to Chestnut Ridge Road by Dutchess County 911 for a personal injury collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

Initial investigation found Steven D. Ziskind, aged 22 years, of East Fishkill, NY, operating a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle was northbound on Chestnut Ridge Road.  Ziskind entered the southbound lane, and collided with a southbound 2006 Lincoln Mark LT.

Northern Dutchess Paramedics were on scene to render medical aid.  Ziskind was transported to Sharon Hospital where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

This investigation remains ongoing.