October 18, 2018

Monroe County man involved in fatal New York State crash

TOWN OF THOMPSON – A Monticello man was killed when his car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on Route 17 in the Town of Thompson Tuesday night.

State Police said a Toyota, driven by Patrick Collins, 50, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was eastbound in the westbound lane of the divided highway at 10:15 when he struck a westbound Honda.

Luis Diaz, 33, of Monticello, the driver of the Honda, died at the scene. His passenger, Cynthia Acevedo, 27, of Monticello, was flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. 

Collins was also flown to Westchester Medical Center.

The investigation is continuing.

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