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One dead after car strikes utility pole in Livingston

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LIVINGSTON, N.Y. – New York State Police are investigating a one-car accident that left one man dead.

On Saturday, Dec. 31 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the NYS Police responded to State Route 9 in the Town of Livingston for a 911 call of an automobile accident.

Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2003 Toyota driven southbound by Thomas Griffin, 19, of Germantown, N.Y. exited the roadway and struck a utility pole. The rear seat passenger, Max Kelly, 21, of Germantown, N.Y. was extricated from the vehicle by Livingston Fire Department and treated by Northern Dutchess Paramedics prior to being transported to Albany Medical Center with extensive injuries, in critical condition.

The operator, Griffin, was charged with DWI and Vehicular Assault in the 2nd-Degree, a felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Greenport and Released on his own recognizance.

Kelly later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation into this matter is continuing with the assistance of the Columbia County District Attorney's Office. Further charges are anticipated.

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