New York State Police is asking for help after two people were killed in a head-on collision in the Hudson Valley. A 24-year-old Hudson Valley resident is among the deceased.

New York State Police from the Liberty barracks responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Route 97 in the town of Cochecton around 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

State Police are investigating a fatal crash in the town of Cochecton, New York


The preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Audi A4 was traveling southbound when it was involved in a head-on collision with a 2020 Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound on Route 97 in Sullivan County.

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The collision of the two vehicles occurred near the double yellow lines in the center of the roadway, police say.

Two Killed In Head-On Collision in Sullivan County


The driver of the Hyundai, 24-year-old Edward Sykes of North Branch, New York and 34-year-old James Card of Pennsylvania, the driver of the Audi, were both pronounced dead on the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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"State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or observed either of the vehicles prior to the crash, to call the New York State Police at 845-344-5300 and reference SJS number- 11344581," New York State Police stated in a press release.

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