Accident leaves South Cairo man badly injured


Livingston, NY- Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that on December 10, 2017 at approximately 6:23am, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to a one vehicle accident on State Route 9G, south of County Route 14 in the Town of Livingston.

Deputies found that a 2004 Ford F150 pick-up truck, operated by 28 year old Saturnino Mendez-Perez of South Cairo NY, was traveling northbound on State Route 9G and veered off the east side of the road striking a tree head on. After striking the tree, the truck spun around 180 degrees and struck a second tree in the driver’s door where the vehicle came to rest.

The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by Livingston Fire Department. Mr. Mendez-Perez was transported to Albany Medical Center by Northern Dutchess Paramedics for head and leg injuries. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

At this time, the investigation is continuing. Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators are looking into speed and alcohol as contributing factors in this accident. Possible charges are pending.

State Route 9G was closed for about 2 hours during the investigation.

Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Livingston Fire Department, Germantown Fire Department, Greenport Fire Department, and Greenport Police Department assisted at the scene.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office at the scene are Captain John DeRocha, Sergeant Jeffrey Hofstetter, Investigator Kris Bauhoff, Deputy Jordan Brahm, and Deputy Zachary Torchia.

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