Driver of wrecked car shot dead

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First responders attend to the car crash. (c) MidHudson News

POUGHKEEPSIE – A man who was shot in a car that crashed near Vassar Brothers Medical Center in the City of Poughkeepsie Thursday afternoon has died, city police said.

Shortly after 2 p.m. the police and fire departments were dispatched to the accident. Initial reports indicated that the car had left the roadway and gone up a snowbank, striking a tree, in front of 70 Livingston Street.

Accident investigation at the Livingston Street scene.

When officers arrived on scene they found one male occupant with injuries in the car.  A closer examination determined that he had suffered gunshot wounds.  Firefighters extricated the victim and treated him with the assistance of Mobile Life Support Services personnel.  The victim was then transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died, police told Mid-Hudson News.

Uniformed police have been joined at the scene by several detectives and are currently gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.