SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES FATAL ACCIDENT IN ANCRAM
Ancram, NY – Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched by Columbia County 911 at approximately 7:25pm this evening to a one vehicle accident on Over Mountain Road, just south of Renger Road in the Town of Ancram.
Deputy Sheriff's found that a 1996 GMC Sonoma pick-up truck, operated by a 16 year old male from Ancramdale NY, was traveling westbound on Over Mountain Road and for unknown reasons failed to negotiate a curve, exiting the north side of the dirt roadway and then striking a large tree on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
The 16 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.There were no other occupants in the vehicle and the accident is still under investigation by Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators.
Coroner Bertram also responded to the accident and is assisting with the investigation.Over Mountain Road was closed for approximately 2 hours.Northern Dutchess Paramedics and Ancram Fire Company assisted at the scene.