28 May 2020

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.


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