STANFORD – A Stanford woman died Sunday evening when her car flipped over into Wappinger Creek off Bulls Head Road in the area of Depot Lane in Stanford.
Responding state troopers and Stanford firefighters entered the water and attempted to remove Lynette Ruffin. She was finally removed from the car with the aid of first responders and tow truck operators and rushed to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie by Stanford Ambulance, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the investigation indicated Ruffin, 27, was driving on Bulls Head Road shortly after 5 p.m. when her vehicle ran off the road, struck a guide rail, slid along the railing and fell into the creek upside down.
Northern Dutchess Paramedics also responded to the scene to assist first responders.