UPDATE: New York State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on North Branch Road in the town of Delaware.

16 September 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
UPDATE: On September 14, 2022, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Liberty have arrested David Slemmer and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated and Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd, a felony. He was arraigned in front of Judge Johnstone in the Town of Liberty Court. Slemmer was remanded to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of bail set at $50,000 cash, $75,000 bond, or $100,000 partially secured bond. He is scheduled to return to the Town of Liberty Court on October 1, 2022.


On September 13, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., state troopers responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on Jeffersonville North Branch Road in the town of Delaware. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2017 Volkswagen Passat, operated by David Slemmer, age 62 from the hamlet of Callicoon was traveling northbound on Jeffersonville North Branch Road when for unknown reasons he crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a 2020 Chevrolet, operated by Erek Cruz, age 29 from the town of Thompson. Erek Cruz was pronounced deceased at the scene. David Slemmer was transported Garnet Medical Center with spinal injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

Author: Harlem Valley News