The two vehicle crash left State Route 9D closed for several hours on Monday. 

On Monday, at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into a fatal two-vehicle crash on State Route 9D in the Town of Fishkill.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Honda Accord operated by Hilary R. Holmes, 49, of Beacon was traveling northbound on Route 9D, when the operator lost control.

The Honda struck the guiderail, then entered the southbound lane, striking a 2013 International box truck. The truck is owned by Cream O Land Dairy of Florence, N.Y.

Mrs. Holmes was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the truck and a passenger were not injured.

At this time the primary factor in the crash is thought to be driver distraction on the part of Mrs. Holmes, however the investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit.