A Hudson Valley man is fighting for his life after a head-on crash in Dutchess County.

On Monday just before 11 p.m., New York State Police from the Wappinger barracks were dispatched to a two-car auto collision on Route 9D, just south of the Breakneck Tunnel.

An investigation determined that 61-year-old Lynford R. Davis of Beacon tried to pass a northbound car in a no passing zone and hit a southbound car head-on, police say.

After the head-on crash, Davis’s car left the road and hit a utility pole.

Lynford was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries and is listed in critical but stable condition.

The other driver, 29-year-old Gregory V. Prince of Rockland County, was transported by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.