Arrest Made in 2017 Fatal Wallkill Crash

Robinson Perez

MIDDLETOWN –The New York State Police at Middletown announce the arrest of Robinson Perez age 30 of the Bronx, for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Manslaughter 2nd Degree.

The arrest is the result of a year’s long investigation by the New York State Police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office into a fatal motor vehicle collision that took the life of Dustin Mills, age 30 of Middletown, according to officials.

The collision occurred on State Highway 17M in the Town of Wallkill on July 16, 2017.

An indictment was filed in Orange County Court on July 16 of this year and an arrest warrant was issued.

Perez will be held in the Orange County Jail pending an arraignment in County Court on Friday July 27.

“Fatalities caused by those who drive while under the influence of any substance are as preventable as they are tragic,” said District Attorney David Hoovler.  “I thank the New York State Police for their investigation of this case and the arrest of the defendant.  My office will continue to work with the New York State Police and all of law enforcement partners to prosecute those who selfishly place the lives of others in jeopardy by driving while under the influence.”