A Hudson Valley woman lost her life after a 21-year-old drove in the wrong direction on 9W.

The Town of Lloyd Police is continuing to investigate a fatal crash that killed a Dutchess County woman.

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Police responded to a two-car crash around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 6 on Route 9W near Chapel Hill Road in Highland.

A 21-year-old Poughkeepsie man was driving a 2008 Ford Explorer southbound on Rt. 9W when he crossed into the northbound lane striking a 2016 Chevy Cruze which was traveling northbound on Route 9W, police.

The 21-year-old man from Poughkeepsie was the only person in the Ford Explorer. He wasn't injured, according to the Town of Lloyd Police Department.

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The driver of the Chevy Cruze, a 50-year-old Poughkeepsie man was taken by New Paltz Rescue Squad to Vassar Hospital for internal injuries.

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The only passenger in the Chevy Cruze, a 52-year-old Poughkeepsie woman was transported by Mobil Life Ambulance to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.

The unnamed 52-year-old woman from Poughkeepsie died from her injuries at MidHudson Regional Hospital.

Names are being withheld pending family notification, police say.

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Route 9W was closed near the crash scene for several hours Sunday morning.

Jackie Corley/Google Maps
Jackie Corley/Google Maps

This is at least the second accident on Route 9W near Chapel Hill Road in Highland in the past few days, according to a resident who commented on the police Facebook post about the fatal crash.

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