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Bicyclist Killed In Crash Near Food Mart In Area, Police Say

A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: Town of Poughkeepsie Police

A Town of Poughkeepsie bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle on Vassar Road.

The crash took place around 6:35 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, on Vassar Road, near the Dimpy's Food Mart at 401 Vassar Road, said the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Lt. Michael O’Dowd.

During the crash, a 2010 Honda, operated by a 63-year-old Poughkeepsie resident, struck a 41-year-old bicyclist, also of Poughkeepsie, O'Dowd said.

The bicyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The driver of the Honda did not sustain any injuries, O'Dowd said.

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police, Arlington Fire District, and Mobile Life Support.

A portion of Vassar Road was closed while crash investigators processed the scene. The roadway was reopened to traffic at 12:30 a.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.

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