07 May 2021
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander


On May 7, 2021, at 2:00 a.m., SP Highland troopers were on patrol on State Route 9W in the town of Lloyd when they observed a 2005 Nissan Sentra violate the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. The Troopers initiated a traffic stop and as they were approaching the vehicle to speak with the driver, the driver sped away from the scene. A pursuit was initiated, and the driver proceeded over the Mid-Hudson bridge and into the city of Poughkeepsie.

At the intersection of South White Street and State Route 44/45 (Church Street), the driver, Anthony Ermo, 20, Poughkeepsie, lost control and the vehicle overturned several times before hitting a home.

The operator and passenger, Denzel Williams, 28, from the town of Lloyd, were both injured and trapped in the vehicle.

Troopers immediately requested Fire and EMS to respond to the location.

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated Ermo and Williams from the vehicle.

Williams suffered internal injuries and was transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center by Mobil-Life. Williams is listed in critical condition.

Ermo was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional with minor injuries. After treatment, Ermo was taken into custody and transported to SP Highland.

A preliminary investigation has determined the vehicle was stolen out of the city of Poughkeepsie.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.


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