Fatal DWI crash in Putnam County

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MAHOPAC – A 74-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated following a fatal car crash in Mahopac late Saturday night.

Carmel Police said shortly after 11 p.m. a Chevrolet Corvette was located off the road on Croton Falls Road near McLaughlin Drive. The vehicle had struck a tree and sustained heavy damage.

A 37-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The elderly driver, a Putnam Valley resident, was taken into custody at the scene. He was arraigned in Carmel Town Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond.

The identities of both individuals are being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Carmel Police detectives were assisted in the investigation by the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

The investigation is continuing.