Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls


WAPPINGERS FALLS – A 26-year-old
Poughkeepsie man was killed when he stepped off the sidewalk on Route
9 in Wappingers Falls and was struck by two cars.

State Police sat at about 11 p.m. on Sunday, Brian Phillips stepped onto
Route 9 on the west side of the road into the southbound traffic.

A motorist, Christian Munoz, 40, of Yorktown, was driving southbound on
Route 9 and was unable to avoid striking Phillips. A second southbound
vehicle, operated by Julio Garcia, 34, of Croton-on-Hudson was also unable
to avoid striking the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash was reconstructed by the State Police Collision Reconstruction

State Police were assisted by Transcare Ambulance and the Dutchess County
Medical Examiner.


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