Fatal Crash on Danbury Road


On January 11, 2024, the New York State Police began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on Danbury Road in the town of Southeast.

At 6:45 a.m., Troopers were dispatched for a car versus tractor trailer crash by Putnam County 911. Initial investigation determined a 2011 Toyota Rav4 was westbound on Danbury Road traveling at a high rate of speed. The Rav4 struck a 2020 Freight Liner with a trailer which was making a left turn from Croton Farms parking lot on the north shoulder to travel east on Danbury Road.  After impact, the Rav4 and trailer became engulfed in flames.

The operator of the Freight Liner, Julio A. Estrella Torres, age 50, of Amsterdam, NY, was uninjured. The operator of the Rav4 was pronounced deceased on scene.  Identification of the deceased victim is pending at this time and will be provided once confirmed.

Author: Harlem Valley News