State Police investigate fatal crash on I-87 in the town of New Paltz, Ulster County.

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29 January 2023
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander

New Paltz, NY – On January 28, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-87 in the town of New Paltz, involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer.

A preliminary investigation determined that 43-year-old Carlos L. Nunes, of Kearny, NJ, was traveling southbound in the right lane, near mile marker 78.9, when his tractor trailer was struck from behind.  Initially, Nunes believed he had a flat tire and made a controlled stop onto the right shoulder.  Upon inspection of the rear of the trailer, Nunes discovered he was struck by a Toyota Avalon which had become lodged under the trailer with significant damage.
The impact of the crash claimed the life of 63-year-old Darleen B. Halwick, of Hurley, NY, who was the sole occupant of the Toyota.  Halwick was pronounced deceased at the scene by Ulster County Medical Examiner and was transported to Health Alliance Hospital pending an autopsy.
The crash remains under investigation.

Author: Harlem Valley News