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Driver Dies In Fiery Crash On I-84 In Kent Driver Dies In Fiery Crash On I-84 In Kent
Driver Dies In Fiery Crash On I-84 In Kent A person was killed in a fiery crash on a busy Hudson Valley highway, police announced.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Monday, May 6, around 7:15 p.m., when a vehicle traveling on I-84 in Kent left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. After hitting the tree, the vehicle went up in flames, Hicks said. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash has not been released. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Kent: Police Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Kent: Police
Wrong-Way Driver Caught After Striking Cop Cruiser On I-84 In Kent: Police A 41-year-old woman was slapped with drunk driving charges after driving the wrong way on I-84 throughout two counties in the Hudson Valley, striking a police cruiser in the process, authorities said. The woman's arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County on Saturday, Nov. 11 around 1:45 a.m., when a vehicle was reported to be traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in Kent.  According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a sheriff's deputy found the vehicle and attempted to stop it. They were eventually able to get the car to pull over, but not before it struck …
Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Kent: Police Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Kent: Police
Man Nabbed For Driving While High, Nearly Hitting Officer In Kent: Police A 44-year-old man faces charges after nearly striking an officer's vehicle on a Hudson Valley road while he was high on marijuana, police said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Oct. 13 around 5:30 p.m., when a Putnam County Sheriff's Office investigator had been driving eastbound on Route 311 in Kent near the Interstate 84 overpass.  According to the Sheriff's Office, at this time, a vehicle traveling westbound on the road passed another vehicle and nearly struck the investigator's car while doing so. The investigator then pulled the vehicle over and immediately smelle…
Transformer Fire Closes Part Of Route 312 In Southeast Transformer Fire Closes Part Of Route 312 In Southeast
Transformer Fire Closes Part Of Route 312 In Southeast A blaze has caused part of a busy Hudson Valley route to close in both directions. In Putnam County, Route 312 in the town of Southeast is closed to traffic in both directions at the intersection with Interstate 84 late Monday morning, Sept. 25, according to reports.  The closure was caused by a transformer fire in the area. More information about the blaze has not yet been released. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley, Police Say A 26-year-old man faces charges after allegedly causing a three-car crash while driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley, hospitalizing three people, police said.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Tuesday, Sept. 6, when New York State Police responded to westbound I-84 in Kent east of Ludingtonville Road on a report of a wrong-way driver.  Arriving troopers then found that 26-year-old Edison Magallanes Castro of Chicago, Illinois had been driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat east in the westbound lanes before hitting both a 2011 Nissan Sent…
Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84
Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 A handful of ramps on Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 84 will be closed for nearly a month, according to transportation officials. Starting Sunday, July 9, and lasting until Thursday, Aug. 3, the following ramps will be closed on I-84 Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation: East and westbound ramps to Exit 52 (Taconic State Parkway) in East Fishkill The following Taconic State Parkway ramps will be closed during the same timeframe: North and southbound ramps to Exit 37 (Interstate 84) in East Fishkill North…
Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest
Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest A line of thunderstorms, some severe, is sweeping through the region from west to east. Storm activity first began in areas west of the Hudson River in the early afternoon on Friday, July 7. Most of the severe storms from the system are farther inland, especially north of Interstate 84. (A radar image of the region at about 4 p.m. is shown in the image above.) But storm activity is expected to become more widespread late Friday afternoon into the middle of the evening. A widespread, more significant storm is predicted for Sunday, July 9. Between 2 and 3 inches of rainfall is expected wit…
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected In Hudson Valley A series of ramp closures along Interstate 84 and the Taconic State Parkway will affect traffic for two nights in the Hudson Valley.  The closures, which will occur on both Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6 between 7 p.m, and 5 a.m., will affect the following ramps in Dutchess County:  The eastbound and westbound ramps from Exit 52 on I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 37 on the Taconic State Parkway to Interstate 84 in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 47 on the Taconic State Pa…
Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley
Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On Busy Highway In Hudson Valley After refusing to stop for officers, a Connecticut drunk driver's ride was finally cut short after authorities deployed a spike strip on a busy highway interchange in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, June 16 just after 11:30 p.m., when patrol officers saw a Jeep Commander commit a traffic infraction on Route 52 in Kent, according to Kent Police.  The officers tried pulling the Jeep over, but it refused to stop and started driving erratically in an eastbound direction on Interstate 84.  At this point, the Putnam County Sheriff…
Lane Closure: I-84 In Hudson Valley To Be Affected Lane Closure: I-84 In Hudson Valley To Be Affected
Lane Closure: I-84 In Hudson Valley To Be Affected A lane closure will impact traffic on a busy highway in the Hudson Valley for numerous days, officials are warning.  Beginning on Sunday, May 21, one lane of Interstate 84 eastbound and westbound in Putnam County from Exit 58 (Ludingtonville Road) in Kent to the Connecticut state line will close, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The closure will last from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday, May 25 as well as Tuesday, May 30 through Thursday, June 1 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.   The lane closure is to accommodate roadway striping, officials said.&nbs…
Upcoming Lane Closures: I-684 In North Salem To Be Affected Upcoming Lane Closures: I-684 In North Salem To Be Affected
Upcoming Lane Closures: I-684 In North Salem To Be Affected Officials are warning those who travel on Interstate 684 of upcoming lane closures.  The closures will affect I-684 in both Northern Westchester and Putnam County, between Exit 8 in North Salem (Hardscrabble Road) and Exit 9 in Southeast (Interstate 84), according to the New York State Department of Transportation. On both Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, two southbound lanes will close between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., and one southbound lane will close between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.  As for the northbound lanes, two lanes will close on Tuesday, April 4 between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.&nb…
Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem
Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem Commuters who regularly travel on Interstate 684 in the Hudson Valley will soon face lane closures that will impact traffic.  The closures will affect I-684 in both Northern Westchester and Putnam County, between Exit 8 in North Salem (Hardscrabble Road) and Exit 9 in Southeast (Interstate 84), according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  On both Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16, two southbound lanes of the highway will close between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., and one southbound lane will close between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.  As for the northbound lanes, tw…
Potent Storm System Brings Mix Of Heavy Rain, Snow, Strong Winds To Northeast Potent Storm System Brings Mix Of Heavy Rain, Snow, Strong Winds To Northeast
Potent Storm System Brings Mix Of Heavy Rain, Snow, Strong Winds To Northeast A strong storm system packed with a mix of snow, sleet, and rain is moving from west to east through the region on Saturday morning, March 4. Areas south of the Interstate 84 corridor have seen mainly rain, with flooding in some spots, especially along the coast, where a widespread 1 inch of rainfall has fallen, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts as strong as 66 miles per hour were reported in coastal Connecticut (in Greenwich at 4 a.m. Saturday) and 62 mph on Long Island (in East Hampton just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday). Heavy snow continues to fall across the north…
Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem
Lane Closures To Affect I-684 In North Salem A series of planned lane closures will affect traffic on Interstate 684 in the Hudson Valley. The closures will affect I-684 in both Westchester and Putnam Counties, between Exit 8 in North Salem (Hardscrabble Road) and Exit 9 in Brewster (Interstate 84), according to the New York Department of Transportation.  On both Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23, one northbound lane will close between the two exits from 8 p.m. and midnight, and two northbound lanes will close between midnight and 3 a.m. As for the southbound direction, two lanes will close on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.…
Here Are Latest Projected Snowfall Totals As Storm System Moves Through Region Here Are Latest Projected Snowfall Totals As Storm System Moves Through Region
Here Are Latest Projected Snowfall Totals As Storm System Moves Through Region New projected snowfall totals have been released as a storm system moves through the Northeast on Sunday, Dec. 11 with up to a half-foot of accumulation possible in some interior areas in New York and Connecticut mainly north of Interstate 84. The latest projected accumulation totals are shown in the first image above from AccuWeather.com with areas in light blue expected to see 1 to 3 inches of snowfall, and 3 to 6 inches forecast for areas in darker blue. Parts of New York State north of I-84 and northern Connecticut could see 4 to 6 inches of snowfall, while areas in northern Connecticut…
'Safety, Resiliency': $60.5M In Hudson Valley Bridge Upgrade Projects Completed 'Safety, Resiliency': $60.5M In Hudson Valley Bridge Upgrade Projects Completed
'Safety, Resiliency': $60.5M In Hudson Valley Bridge Upgrade Projects Completed Two major bridge upgrade projects totaling $60.5 million in the Hudson Valley have been successfully completed.  According to an announcement by the New York Department of Transportation on Monday, Nov. 21, the two upgrade projects include:  A $48 million replacement of a bridge in Mount Vernon that carries East Lincoln Avenue over the Hutchinson River Parkway and Hutchinson River;  A $12.5 million project in Orange County that replaced one bridge and rehabilitated three others in Wawayanda that carry Interstate 84 over the Monhagen Creek and McVeigh Road.&nbs…
Community Rallies To Support Family Of 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident Community Rallies To Support Family Of 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident
Community Rallies To Support Family Of 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident The community is rallying around the family of a 22-year-old man who was hit and killed on Interstate 84 during a road rage incident by donating to a GoFundMe effort. Dutchess County resident Fabian Tirado, of Wappingers Falls, was one of the two men who were fatally struck by a vehicle on I-84 in the Putnam County town of Kent on Saturday, July 2, police reported. See Earlier Story: Ketcham HS Grad Killed In I-84 Incident 'Loved Spending Time With Family, Friends' Police said 38-year-old Mark Hall, of Holmes, and Tirando stopped in the right lane of travel and exited their vehicles d…
Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident In Area Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident In Area
Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident In Area Police have identified two men killed and released new details after an apparent road rage incident on a busy roadway in the region. The incident took place in Putnam County on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent early Saturday morning, July 2. An initial investigation determined the two men, both from Dutchess County, Mark H. Hall, age 38, of Holmes, and Fabian A. Tirado, age 22, of Wappinger, stopped in the right lane of travel and exited their vehicles due to a road rage altercation, New York State Police said.  While Hall and Tirado continued to argue in the right lane, a third vehi…
Projected Snowfall Totals Released For End-Of-Thanksgiving Weekend Storm Projected Snowfall Totals Released For End-Of-Thanksgiving Weekend Storm
Projected Snowfall Totals Released For End-Of-Thanksgiving Weekend Storm Separate systems will bring the first accumulating snowfall to much of the region over the course of the next few days. The larger, more widespread storm is expected at the end of Thanksgiving weekend from a Clipper system moving from west to east.  For a look at areas expected to see a mix of rain and snow (in pink), snow showers (light blue), and snow (blue) from the system, see the first image above. Click on the second image above for a look at the widespread area where 1 to 3 inches of snowfall accumulation (in light blue) is expected through Monday, Nov. 29, with some pocke…
Three Dead After I-84 Wrong-Way Crash Three Dead After I-84 Wrong-Way Crash
Three Dead After I-84 Wrong-Way Crash Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Three People Killed In Fatal, Wrong-Way I-84 Crash Three people were killed when a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a busy stretch of Interstate 84 crashed into another vehicle, according to authorities. It happened Saturday, April 17 at around 6 p.m. in Central Massachusetts when one of the vehicles involved was traveling west in the eastbound lanes in Worcester County, near Exit 6B in Sturbridge, Massachusetts State Police said. Lifesaving efforts were immediately attempted by responding cruisers, however, the crash resulted in…
Wrong-Way I-84 Driver Strikes Trooper, Police Say Wrong-Way I-84 Driver Strikes Trooper, Police Say
Wrong-Way I-84 Driver Strikes Trooper, Police Say A man under the influence driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 led police on a chase which ended when he intentionally struck a state trooper, according to authorities. Michael Newman, age 35, was charged with assaulting a police officer, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and three other offenses. He allegedly struck the trooper at around 2 a.m. Saturday, March 6 in Connecticut near Exit 32 in Southington after police had him boxed in. No injuries were reported, Connecticut State Police said. Newman, of Salt Lake City, Utah, crossed from driving westbound on I-84 to ea…
Several Chances For Snow Before Possible Winter Storm Several Chances For Snow Before Possible Winter Storm
Several Chances For Snow Before Possible Winter Storm There will be periods of light snow across parts of the region at times through the end of the workweek before a possible winter storm early next week. First, there's a chance for flurries throughout the entire region from around 9 a.m. to noontime on Thursday, Jan. 21. It will become partly sunny during the day with a high temperature around 40 degrees, and wind-chill values between 15 and 25 degrees. It will be mostly clear overnight with a low in the upper 20s and wind-chill values between 20 and 25 degrees. Friday, Jan. 22 will be mostly sunny with a high temperature around 40 degrees…
Scattered Snow Showers Possible With Chance For Some Accumulation In These Parts Of Region Scattered Snow Showers Possible With Chance For Some Accumulation In These Parts Of Region
Scattered Snow Showers Possible With Chance For Some Accumulation In These Parts Of Region Christmas Week could start and end with new rounds of snow. We continue to keep an eye on the potential for a system to sweep through overnight Christmas Eve into Christmas Day that could bring a mix of snow, sleet, and rain. But you'll want to keep an eye on the sky well before that as there is a chance for some light snow on Sunday, Dec. 20. For areas south of Interstate 84, scattered snow showers are possible between noon and 9 p.m. Sunday on a mostly cloudy with a high temperature in the mid 30s. Little to no accumulation is expected. But during that time, there could be minor sn…
Man Charged In Hit-Run Crash With NY State Police Cruiser Man Charged In Hit-Run Crash With NY State Police Cruiser
Man Charged In Hit-Run Crash With NY State Police Cruiser The driver of a tractor-trailer that struck and damaged a New York State Police cruiser on Interstate 84 before fleeing the scene has been apprehended, authorities said. At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, a state trooper on patrol from the East Fishkill barracks was monitoring traffic on a stretch of the roadway in Putnam County in the Town of Kent when the tractor-trailer struck the cruiser and fled the scene. The trooper was transported to Putnam Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released. On Thursday, Aug. 27, state police investigat…
Tractor-Trailer Leaves Scene After Striking State Police Cruiser On I-84 Tractor-Trailer Leaves Scene After Striking State Police Cruiser On I-84
Tractor-Trailer Leaves Scene After Striking State Police Cruiser On I-84 State Police are seeking the identity of a yet-unidentified tractor-trailer driver who struck a trooper's parked vehicle while he was still inside,  The accident took place in Putnam County on Friday, Aug. 21 on approximately 11:45 p.m., while the trooper was monitoring traffic on the westbound shoulder of Interstate 84 in the town of Kent.  The driver fled the scene; the officer was treated at Putnam Hospital and released.  Anyone who witnessed this incident, or with relevant information, is asked to contact East Fishkill State Troopers at (845) 677-7300, and to refer …
Expect Delays: Lane Closures On I-84 Will Continue Throughout Year, DOT Says Expect Delays: Lane Closures On I-84 Will Continue Throughout Year, DOT Says
Expect Delays: Lane Closures On I-84 Will Continue Throughout Year, DOT Says Roadwork with lane closures on Interstate 84 will continue throughout the year,  the New York State Department of Transportation said. Motorists using the highway in Dutchess and Putnam counties will face single-lane closures for pavement repairs. The repairs will run between Exit 50 in the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County, and Exit 61 in the Town of Patterson, Putnam County, DOT said. The construction will be performed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights beginning Monday, June 22, and run through the year, weather permitting, the department said. Motorists should anticipate delay…
Area Residents Charged With Drunk Driving In State Police Stops Area Residents Charged With Drunk Driving In State Police Stops
Area Residents Charged With Drunk Driving In State Police Stops Nearly two dozen drivers were allegedly impaired in the Hudson Valley over the weekend when they were busted for driving while intoxicated. Local residents charged include: Westchester County On Friday, June 5, State Police from Cortlandt­­ arrested Andrew C. Pesavento, 32, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Oregon Road in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested. On Sunday, June 7, State Police from East Fishkill arrested Mark A. M…
Separate Tractor-Trailer Crashes Shut Down I-84 Stretches Separate Tractor-Trailer Crashes Shut Down I-84 Stretches
Separate Tractor-Trailer Crashes Shut Down I-84 Stretches Two separate tractor-trailer crashes just an hour apart wreaked havoc with traffic on Interstate 84 amid the heavy rain and dangerous winds during the potent storm. Both crashes happened within miles in Dutchess County. The first took place around 10 a.m., Monday, April 13, when high winds caused a tractor-trailer traveling westbound to rollover near mile marker 42 in Fishkill, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks. The driver was not injured, but the roadway was closed for about two hours to allow a damaged guide rail to be repaired and for the vehicle to be towed, state police sai…
Here's Latest As Storm Arrives Bringing Rain To Most Of Region, Wintry Mix Inland Here's Latest As Storm Arrives Bringing Rain To Most Of Region, Wintry Mix Inland
Here's Latest As Storm Arrives Bringing Rain To Most Of Region, Wintry Mix Inland Rain has started to move across the area and has transitioned to freezing rain and sleet farther inland even in some spots where the temperature is above the freezing mark as a complex storm has arrived in the region. The wintry mix has been reported after nightfall on Sunday, Dec. 29 mainly north of Interstate 84, especially in areas with high elevations. Freezing rain, sleet and snow will affect Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties into Tuesday, Dec. 31.  Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from 5 p.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 for the counties shown in purple in …
Eight Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops Eight Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops
Eight Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops Nearly three dozen area residents were arrested by New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley. Local residents charged include:  Westchester County On Friday, Dec. 20, State Police from Brewster arrested Michael A. Verella, 44, of Somers, for DWI. He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested. On Saturday, Dec. 21, State Police from East Fishkill arrested Maribel D. Polanco, 35, of Bedford, for Aggrav…
10 Charged With DWI In Westchester Stops 10 Charged With DWI In Westchester Stops
10 Charged With DWI In Westchester Stops Despite being warned of emphasis patrols and special details during the holiday weekend, 29 area residents were among 36 arrested by New York State Police troopers for alleged impaired driving over Thanksgiving. Local residents charged include: Westchester County On Thursday, Nov. 28, State Police from Hawthorne arrested Dante J. Garcia, 49, of White Plains, for DWI. He was traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the city of Yonkers, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arr…