Automobile accident in Claverack claims a life

(PHOTO: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

CLAVERACK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A bad auto accident took the life of a 25-year-old man in the Town of Claverack.

Around 11:52 p.m. Friday night, sheriffs were called to a car accident off of Green Acres Road in Claverack.

Police say they found a pick-up truck which was driven by Reymondo Martinez of Craryville.

The vehicle struck a large tree, two stone pillars in the driveway of a home on Route 23 and came to a stop facing west in the eastbound shoulder.

The Greenport Rescue Squad had to free Martinez from the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s.

An autopsy was scheduled Saturday morning at St. Peter’s hospital.

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(PHOTO: Columbia County Sheriff’s Office)

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