02 November 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Stanford, New York – On October 29, 2020, the New York State Police began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Stanford.

At 12:41 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to the area of mile marker 62 of the northbound side of the Taconic State Parkway for a vehicle off the roadway.  A 2008 Honda Fit was found in the center median, operated by Fatos Kaba, aged 65 years, of Queens, NY.  Initial investigation suggests the operator lost control during heavy rainfall, left the roadway, and struck a tree.  Fatos Kaba unfortunately succumbed to her injuries, and was pronounced deceased on scene.

 This investigation remains ongoing.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the Troop K Collision Reconstruction Unit, and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office were also on scene.


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