Police are investigating after a teenager from Dutchess County, just weeks from graduating high school, was killed in a car crash.

Tuesday around 7:30 p.m., New York State Police from Poughkeepsie barracks responded to Freedom Road, in the area of Frost Hill Road, for a reported one-car auto collision.

Police say 18-year-old Daniel A. Dangerfield, of Pleasant Valley was driving south on Freedom Road when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a utility pole.

The LaGrange Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricated Dangerfield from his Nissan sedan. The teenager was the only occupant in the car, officials say.

Dangerfield was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash.

According to the Arlington High School website, Dangerfield was a senior at Arlington. The high school plans to have counseling available to students for the remainder of the school year.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The State Police were assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the LaGrange Fire Department and the LaGrange Rescue Squad.

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