NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander
Union Vale, New York – On May 27, 2020, the New York State Police investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash on Chestnut Ridge Road in the town of Union Vale.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to Chestnut Ridge Road by Dutchess County 911 for a personal injury collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.
Initial investigation found Steven D. Ziskind, aged 22 years, of East Fishkill, NY, operating a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle was northbound on Chestnut Ridge Road. Ziskind entered the southbound lane, and collided with a southbound 2006 Lincoln Mark LT.
Northern Dutchess Paramedics were on scene to render medical aid, but unfortunately Ziskind succumbed to his injuries.
This investigation remains ongoing.