Tuesday, January 8, 2019



Four injured in Saugerties car crash

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the crash, or the black Mercedes
prior to it

SAUGERTIES – Four people were injured when the car in which they were riding struck a tree and flipped over. The crash occurred after 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 6 on Route 32 between Fawn Road and Blue Mountain Road in the Town of Saugerties.

Police said a car had rolled over several times, leaving debris over a 200-foot radius.

Keishawn Blanch, 24, of Kingston was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by firefighters. Brittney Ruskie, and Justin Malloy, both 23 and from Saugerties, were rear seat passengers who had been ejected from the vehicle and John Kuhn, 35, of Saugerties, the driver, was removed from the vehicle by a passerby before police arrived on the scene.

Blanch and Ruskie were airlifted to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Because of weather conditions, the other two victims were transported by ambulance to Albany Med.

Police continue to investigate and are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the crash or were in the area at the time of the incident and saw a Mercedes-Benz C30 to call police detectives at 845-246-9800.


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