Thompson man killed in Tuesday crash


JEFFERSONVILLE – A 29-year-old Town of Thompson man was killed when a vehicle crossed over into his lane of travel on Jeffersonville North Branch Road and struck his vehicle head-on.

State Police said at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a 2017 Volkswagen Passat, driven by David Slemmer, 62, from the Town of Callicoon, traveling northbound crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a 2020 Chevrolet, driven by Erek Cruz, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Slemmer crossed lanes for unknown reasons.

He was treated at Garnet Health Medical Center for spinal injuries.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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