North East Crash Under Investigation
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a one-car serious crash which occurred on State Route 44 in the Town of North East at approximately 6:30pm on 5/23/22.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1964 Oldsmobile sedan operated by Edward M. Ferrato (age 69 of Ancram, NY) was traveling westbound on Route 44 near the state line when the operator lost control, after which the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Ferrato, who was the sole occupant, was initially transported to Sharon Hospital but was later airlifted from there to Hartford with life-threatening injuries.
At this time the primary factor appears to be unsafe speed, and the crash is still under investigation by members of the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and Crash Investigation Unit. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Millerton Police Department, the Millerton Fire Department, and the Town of Amenia EMS.