State police are investigating a fatal collision on 17K in the town of Crawford

25 September 2023
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
On September 23, 2023, at approximately 10:00 A.M., the New York State Police from the Middletown barracks and the Town of Crawford Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on State Route 17k in the town of Crawford involving two vehicles.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 International truck, operated by Marcos Medina, age 33 from Bronx, NY was traveling east on 17 K when for unknown reasons his vehicle cross over the center of the roadway and stuck a 1993 Toyota Tacoma that was traveling west. The International truck came to rest on its side following the collision. Medina was extricated from the vehicle by the Bullville Fire Department.  The operator of the Tacoma was identified as Gerald Filcher, age 64 from Bloomingburg, NY was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with any additional information is urged to contact the New York State Police at (845) 344-5300.

Author: Harlem Valley News