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Woman Killed In Highland Car Accident On Route 9W

Fatal Collision Reported In Highland Along Route 9W Near Chapel Hill Road

LLOYD, NEW YORK (August 29, 2023) – A woman from Poughkeepsie has tragically died in a car accident along State Route 9W not far from Chapel Hill Road.

Highland police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday. A Ford Explorer was involved in a collision with a Chevy Cruze.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Sadly, one woman died due to the severe extent of her injuries.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Highland Car Accidents

Speeding remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident.

  • Distracted driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Driver intoxication
  • Vehicle system malfunctions

Every driver must use precaution in order to avoid hitting other vehicles. If a driver fails to slow down and collides with another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.

Investigating New York Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Highland car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.