Elderly man killed in Saugerties when he runs through stop sign and crashes into other vehicle


SAUGERTIES – An 80-man was killed around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when
he drove through a stop sign on Glasco Turnpike at the intersection of
Route 32 im Saugerties and was struck by a 2003 Ford Pickup truck driving
north on Route 32.

Saugerties Police said Richard Granville, 80, of Franks Road in Saugerties
was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Glasco Turnpike around
11:30 a.m. when he ran the stop sign and was struck by the truck driven
by a 50-year-old Malden man.

Granville was trapped in his vehicle as a result of the collision and
had to be extricated by Glasco firefighters. He was treated at the scene
by Diaz Ambulance paramedics, was transported to the HealthAlliance Broadway
campus in Kingston and flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center where
he underwent surgery and died.
The driver of the truck was treated at the scene by Diaz ambulance crew
and transported to Health Alliance Broadway campus where he was treated
for minor injuries and released.

Saugerties Police request anyone who may have seen the accident to call
them at 845-246-9800.