Fatal horsing accident in Dover


NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander

 

 

845-677-7300

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Dover, New York – On September 16, 2019, the New York State Police from the Dover Plains barracks investigated a horsing accident on Byrds Hill Road in the town of Dover.
 
The State Police responded to a family farm on Byrds Hill Road at approximately 10:45 a.m. for a report of a female fallen off a horse.  Investigation determined the horse reared for an unknown reason, and fell on top of the rider, Samantha Calzone, age 23, of Greenwich, CT.  Samantha was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Northern Dutchess Paramedics and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene.