Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

WAWAYANDA – State Police in Middletown are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred at 5:42 a.m. on Jul. 5, 2017 on State Route 284 at the intersection of County Route 93 and State Route 284 in the Town of Wawayanda.

Police report their preliminary investigation alleges a 2009 Toyota RAV4 traveling north on County Route 93 failed to yield the right of way and struck a 2005 Peterbilt 375 dump truck traveling west on State Route 284, according to authorities.

The operator of the Toyota, who police identified as Andrew Van Dyke, 17, of Highland Lake, New Jersey, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the dump truck, Jeremey Hermida, 28 was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

The investigation is ongoing.


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