14 September 2022
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On September 13, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., state troopers responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on Jeffersonville North Branch Road in the town of Delaware. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2017 Volkswagen Passat, operated by David Slemmer, age 62 from the town of Callicoon was traveling northbound on Jeffersonville North Branch Road when for unknown reasons he crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a 2020 Chevrolet, operated by Erek Cruz, age 29 from the town of Thompson. Erek Cruz was pronounced deceased at the scene. David Slemmer was transported Garnet Medical Center with spinal injuries. This investigation is ongoing.
 

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