Police Chase Ends With 2 Dead and 5 Injured in City of PoughkeepsieAug 2nd, 2012 | By Jay Long | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article
After failing to stop for City of Poughkeepsie police, a car ran a red light late Wednesday afternoon striking a vehicle and causing the death of two of that cars occupants.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Baker Street and Worrall Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie just about 5:00 PM Wednesday.
Just prior to the accident the vehicle was being pursuied by City of Poughkeepsie police and could be seen driving sporadic on the eastbound arterial, speeding and dangerously weaving in and out of traffic when it sped up and ran a red light striking a crossing vehicle.
Two occupants in the striken car were pronounced dead and two children riding as back seat passengers were treated at Saint Francis Hospital. Names of the victims were not released in order to notify relatives.
The driver and two passengers in the suspect car were also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police are not commenting on why they were chasing a vehicle at that time of day through one of the busiest intersections in the city but sources close to Hudson Valley Insider say it could be the result of a botched drug bust. Police have simply said the accident is under investigation and criminal charges against the driver will be forthcoming.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Poughkeepsie City Police Detective Division at 845-451-4142.