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UPDATED: Route 22 Accident Leaves 1 Dead

Responders transported another to the hospital.

Updated (4 p.m.): A 26-year-old man died Monday morning after a crash on Route 22 in Southeast, according to the .

Adam M. Sechny, of North Road in Southeast, was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene by Putnam County Coroner Daniel Stevens. The cause of death was not immediately known, as autopsy results are pending.

Police say that the crash occurred when a northbound 2008 Nissan X-Terra SUV "apparently drifted left of the double yellow-line no passing zone and into the path" of Sechny's 2001 Ford Focus sedan, which was heading south. 

Erin E. Bertram, of Perch Drive in Mahopac, was driving the Nissan, according to authorities. She was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Bertram also received a traffic ticket for driving left in a no-passing zone, and will reportedly be scheduled to appear in Southeast Justice Court at a later date.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged, police say. Officials from the Sheriff's Office are continuing their investigation.   

Original story: Members of the  (BFD) say one man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Route 22 in Southeast Monday morning.

The head-on collision involved one sedan and one SUV, according to Bill Rieg, first assistant chief with the BFD. The drivers of each vehicle were reportedly traveling alone when the crash occurred, around 8:30 a.m. just north of the intersection with Deans Corner Road. 

Rieg told Patch that the other driver, a woman in her 30s, was taken by ambulance to  in Connecticut. The Sheriff's Office has not yet released any names.

In addition to members of the Sheriff's Office and the BFD, volunteers from the Croton Falls Fire Department also responded to the crash. 

A report by Terence Corcoran on LoHud.com states that one of the vehicles involved in the crash lost its engine because of the impact. Rieg said that a portion of Route 22 was closed while authorities investigated until about 11 a.m.

Greg Lara July 09, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Unbelievable. How many more people will have to die before NY State does something about this overused and unsafe stretch of road?!?

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