Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

EAST FISHKILL – Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, East Fishkill Police and rescue crews responded to a report of a person struck by a truck on Lime Kiln Road.

The incident occurred on a four lane portion of Lime Kiln Rd, between Shenandoah Rd and the Lime Kiln Road Extension,between Shenandoah Rd and the Lime Kiln Road Extension, which is a dark and unlit section of roadway, according to police. It was closed until 2:40 a.m. until  the investigation was completed.

A male victim, who police have identified as Rudolph Thompson, a 44-year-old Town of Poughkeepsie resident, had been struck was struck while in the South bound driving lane of Lime Kiln Rd. by a 2012 Peterbuilt tractor hauling an empty dump trailer. Police identified the truck driver as Philip Silvarole of Scottsville, NY

The truck, which was traveling South on Lime Kiln Rd. stopped immediately after the collision. After being struck, the victim was then struck a few moments later by a southbound 2008 Ford Focus, added police. The Ford was driven by Andrew Lavery of Carmel.

The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Peterbuilt was identified as a 53-year-old man from Scottsville, NY. The driver of the Ford, was identified as a 24-year-old Carmel man.

Neither driver was injured.

Names are being withheld pending notification of family members.

The investigation is continuing, and autopsy results are pending.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call East Fishkill Police at 221-2111.

East Fishkill Police were assisted at the scene by the N Y State Police, the East Fishkill Fire Department and Fire Police, Mobile Life Paramedics, and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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