Fatal crash in Canaan
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Canaan, New York – On October 29, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m. the New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks responded to State Route 295 for a report of a vehicle off the road.
Responding Troopers located the vehicle which had struck a tree and containing three occupants. Passenger, Paula R. Buxbaum, age 58, of North Adams, MA, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center by responding EMS where she was unfortunately pronounced deceased.
The operator, Douglas R. Jones, age 51, and a second passenger age 17, were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
This investigation remains ongoing, but all current evidence suggests the incident to be accidental.