23 September 2020
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander


On September 23, 2020 at approximately 7:20 a.m. troopers responded to Bruynswick Road in the town of Gardiner for a report of a two vehicle crash. Initial investigation revealed that a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, operated by Thomas Griffin, age 32 from the hamlet of Wallkill was traveling north on Bruynswick Road when he crossed over into the southbound lane and struck at 2007 Honda Accord traveling south. Thomas Griffin was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The operator of the Honda, James Phelan, age 68 of New Paltz was flown to Westchester Medical Center. Phelan was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to the State Police Highland at 845-691-2922 and reference sjs # 9835358.