12 August 2020
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:15 p.m., State Police Wurtsboro responded to a serious two vehicle crash State Route 17 in the town of Thompson west of exit 107. Investigation revealed that a 1988 Lexus SC400, traveling east, was stopped in the left lane. A 2019 Honda Civic also traveling east in the same lane does not realize that the Lexus is completely stopped. The operator of the Honda was unable to change lanes due to traffic in the right lane and subsequently struck the Lexus in the rear. The operator of the Lexus, Lee H. Cone Jr, age 61 of Ellenville and an unidentified female passenger were both injured. It was originally thought that Cone succumbed to his injuries. he received medical assistance from Hatzolah EMS and they were able to obtain a pulse and he was transported to Garnett Medical Center in critical condition. The unidentified female was transported by medivac to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the Honda Civic was transported to Garnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. This is an ongoing investigation.

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