Kinderhook accident kills 4 year old boy

State Police investigate fatal motor vehicle collision in Kinderhook

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. GregoryTroop K Commander


Kinderhook, New York – On December 13, 2017 the New York State Police from the Kinderhook barracks and Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on State Route 203 just west of Merwin Rd in the town of Kinderhook. 

At approximately 2:25 p.m. Laura Dalaudiere, age 27, of Valatie, with three backseat passengers, was northbound on State Route 203. Preliminary investigation shows a southbound vehicle operated by David L. Scott, age 56, of Ghent, struck Dalaudiere’s vehicle. Dalaudiere along with two female passengers, ages 5 and 11, were transported to Albany medical center, and are listed as critical but stable. Scott was also taken to Albany Medical Center. Ryan Dalaudiere, age 4, was pronounced deceased on scene. 

The State Police were assisted on scene by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham Fire Department, Chatham Rescue, Valatie Rescue Squad, Valatie Fire Department, Ghent Fire Department, Columbia County Coroner’s Office, Columbia County EMS Coordinator, Columbia County Fire Coordinator, and Troop K Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please call Troop K Headquarters at (845) 677-7300 or SP Livingston at (518) 851-2001.

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