Intoxicated driver causing serious crash in Claverack saved by responding Troopers

16 July 2021
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Claverack, New York – On June 14, 2021, the New York State Police in Livingston began investigating a motor vehicle crash involving serious injuries at the intersection of State Route 9H and State Route 66 in the town of Claverack.

Initial investigation indicates at approximately 12:53 a.m., Dean P. Beverly, age 21, of Poughkeepsie, NY, operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on State Route 9H failed to stop at a red light at the intersection with State Route 9H and struck a 2002 Volvo S-40 operated by Seth Kritzman, age 32, of Hudson, NY.  This collision caused the Volvo to then strike a 2007 Toyota Highlander operated by Lorie Pell, age 56, of Hudson.

The 2007 Silverado left the roadway, overturned, and caught on fire.  Troopers arriving on the scene broke the glass and extricated Dean Beverly from the engulfed vehicle.  Arriving Fire Department personnel extricated Seth Kritzman.  Both Beverly and Kritzman were transported to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries.  Pell was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Dean Beverly was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

This investigation remains ongoing and updates will be provided when available.

Author: Harlem Valley News