Route 17 Crash Leaves One Driver Dead and Two Others InjuredJul 20th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
On Wednesday July 18, 2012, at 8:05 AM, the New York State Police in Monroe investigated a one-car fatal accident on Route 17 eastbound in the Town of Chester.
The vehicle, a 2011 VPG (Vehicle Production Group) mini van, owned by NYSARC of Sullivan County, ran off the shoulder of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and struck several trees. Chester and Goshen Fire/EMS Units responded to the scene to aid and extricate the victims.
The driver, Kenneth Crockett, 25, of Monticello NY was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The occupants of the vehicle, a NYSARC aid and a wheelchair bound client, who had been seated in the rear of the vehicle, suffered injury and were transported to ORMC and Westchester Medical Center, respectively, for evaluation.
The east bound lanes of Route 17 were restricted for travel and periodically closed until 11:25 AM