Rhinebeck Car Accident: New Jersey man killed in “tragic” Rhinebeck crash.
A New Jersey man lost his life early on Tuesday morning in a head-on collision on Route 9. The tragic collision that occurred around 6:25 a.m. in the vicinity of the Matchbox Cafe at 6242 Route 9 in Rhinebeck did not harm the minor driver of the second vehicle.
The SUV’s driver was apprehended by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.
Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies, New York State Police, and personnel of the Hillside and Rhinebeck Fire Departments all rushed to the area in response to a 911 call. When they arrived, a Vehicle with Connecticut license plates and front-end damage was in the road. The second car, a van, was parked in the cafe’s parking lot and was partially off the road.
The van’s inside was severely damaged, trapping the driver. When the rescuers got to the van, the driver a mechanic from New Jersey was already dead.