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The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, Nov. 11, around 9:45 p.m. on Route 9 in Philipstown near Stone Ridge Road.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle driven by 56-year-old Dutchess County resident Marcos Martinez of Hopewell Junction had been driving northbound on Route 9 when it crossed the double yellow line and struck a vehicle traveling southbound head-on.
The driver of the vehicle driving southbound, identified as 52-year-old Joe Stubblefield of Cortlandt Manor, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His passenger, a seven-year-old child who had been in the rear seat, was taken to Westchester Medical Center in an ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash caused the roadway to be closed until around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 while the New York State Police Crash Investigation Unit conducted an investigation.
Following the investigation, Martinez was arrested and charged with:
- Second-degree vehicular manslaughter;
- Misdemeanor driving while intoxicated;
- Failure to use designated lane.
He was later arraigned in the Town of Philipstown Court and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.
The investigation into the incident is now continuing with help from the Putnam County District's Attorney's Office, according to the Sheriff's Office.
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