Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Newburgh, NY – On March 8, 2020, at approximately 1:20 a.m., State Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian sitting on the guide rail on I-87 northbound, in the town of Newburgh, Orange County.
While Troopers were responding to the area of mile marker 59.9, they were advised the pedestrian was struck by northbound traffic.
Investigation at the scene revealed that David R. Kurtz, 48, of Walden, NY, was operating his 2020 Chevy Blazer northbound, when he struck Anthony Shipman III, 30, of New Windsor, NY, who was in the roadway for an unknown reason. Shipman was then struck by a 2007 Audi A6, driven by Daniel Delgado, 42, of New Windsor, NY.
Neither driver was injured. Shipman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The accident was reconstructed by the New York State Police Troop F Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU). The crash remains under investigation.