NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander
Red Hook, New York – On November 8, 2020, the New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash, that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., on State Route 9G just north of West Market Street/State Route 199 in the town of Red Hook.
Initial investigation shows Dino J. Macaluso, age 54, of Saugerties, NY, was northbound on State Route 9G operating a 2005 General Motors Company Envoy when he entered the southbound lane and struck two vehicles. Both southbound vehicles were slowing for a red traffic signal at the Route 9G and West Market intersection. Macaluso first struck a 2010 Toyota Prius head-on before colliding with a 2020 Hyundai Elantra behind the Prius.
The operator of the Toyota Prius, Sheryl Griffith, age 75, of Red Hook, was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner.
Dino Macaluso was transported to Northern Dutchess Hospital by Northern Dutchess Paramedics with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the Elantra was transported to the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital by the Tivoli Fire Department also with non-life-threatening injuries.
Tivoli Fire Department, Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Red Hook Police Department, Red Hook Fire Department, and the Dutchess County Medical Examnier’s Office were all on scene rendering aid.
This investigation remains on going.