Kingston man killed in Leptondale crash


LEPTONDALE – A Kingston man was killed Thursday afternoon when the
pickup truck in which he was riding slammed into a large tree in the Leptondale
section of the Town of Newburgh.

Town Police identified the victim as Detrell Pittman, 37. The driver of
the truck, James Black, 29, also of Kingston, was airlifted to Westchester
Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Pittman was pronounced dead
at the scene, police said.

The cause of the crash on Quaker Street south of Mill Street remains under
investigation. Police said the road was dry and a straight-away section.