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08 November 2018
UPDATE: State Police are investigating a fatal vehicle crash in the town of Thompson
 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander


UPDATE:  State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Wurtsboro arrested Patrick B. Collins, 50 of East Stroudsburg, PA for the fatal vehicle crash that occurred on October 16, 2018. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (felony). Investigation revealed that he was intoxicated while operating the 2015 Toyoto Corolla that struck a 2002 Honda Accord being operated Luis Dias, 33 of Monticello, NY, who was killed in the crash.


State police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on October 16, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m. on State Route 17 in the town of Thompson.

Troopers responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on State Route 17 at exit 103 in the town of Thompson. Current investigation indicates that a 2015 Toyota, operated by Patrick Collins, age 50, of East Stroudsburg, PA was traveling east in the westbound lane of State Route 17 and struck a 2002 Honda traveling west. Luis Diaz, 33 of Monticello, the driver of the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger Cynthia Acevedo, 27, of Monticello was flown to Westchester Medical Center. Collins was also flown to Westchester Medical Center.

The investigation is ongoing. State Police are asking anyone with any information to contact the New York State Police Wurtsboro at 845-888-2681

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