18 July 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


On June 15, 2022, at 7:45 a.m., State Police Wurtsboro responded to State Route 209 in Wurtsboro for a head collision involving two vehicles with entrapment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Toyota Venza was traveling north on State Route 209 and for unknown reasons crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a 2020 Dodge Charger head on that was traveling southbound. The operator of the Toyota, Shumaar Seward, age, 22 from Middletown, NY, was trapped in the vehicle due to the impact of the collision. Troopers and EMS were able to gain entry into the vehicle and remove Seward from the vehicle. Life saving measures were started. EMS were unable to revive Seward and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Dodge, Susan Pander, age 48 of Bloomingburg, NY suffered minor injuries and was transported to Garnet Medical Health Center for evaluation.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

State Police Wurtboro were assisted by Mamakating EMS.


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