A Hudson Valley man is accused of setting a car on fire on the Taconic State Parkway.

Hudson Valley Post logo
Get our free mobile app

On Wednesday, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested 27-year-old Luis G. Ramos of Yonkers for arson in the 3rd degree, a class C felony.

Last Tuesday around 4:10 a.m., Troopers responded to the Taconic State Parkway northbound at mile marker 48 in the town of Lagrange for a report of a vehicle engulfed in flames.


Troopers located the 1999 Toyota Camry without any occupants off the roadway approximately 80 feet from the eastern shoulder in a wooded area. Lagrange fire responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.

Burning Car

The Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division also responded to the scene.


Ramos was located a short time later on McDonnell Road approximately 2.5 miles away from the fire scene. The investigation determined he intentionally set fire to the vehicle, and he was subsequently arrested, police say.


Authorities did not reveal how their investigation led to charges or release a possible motive.

judge's gavel on desk in courtroom.

Ramos was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Bisceglia of the town of Lagrange Court and was released on his own recognizance scheduled to reappear on December 21.

Related: Car Catches on Fire Outside Hudson Valley Walmart

26 Highest Paying Jobs in New York State

It's getting harder and harder to make ends meet living in New York State. So we researched the 26 highest paying jobs in the state. Hudson Valley Post analyzed the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to craft our list.

Election Results: New York Voters Approve, Deny Major Changes

Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 80 Businesses

Nearly 70 Children Have Recently Gone Missing From New York State

Counties in New York With Most Vehicle vs. Animal Crashes

The 26 Most Dangerous Counties in New York State

15 New York Towns Among Safest in America

Top 5 Best Places to Live in New York

While no place in the Hudson Valley made the list, the region has received a ton of praise recently.

Hudson Valley Towns Honored

9 New Fast Food Restaurants Coming to Route 9

It's a fast-food invasion. There are nine new fast-food restaurants slated to open up soon on Route 9 in Dutchess County. Are you ready to hit the drive-thru?

Over 30 Red Flags For Anyone Who Claims To Live in Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley Welcomes Nearly 70 New Eateries

We've reported on many restaurant closings, now it's time to highlight nearly 70 businesses that have recently opened in the Hudson Valley.

5 New York Schools Districts Ranked in Top 10 in America

New York Counties With Highest, Lowest COVID Vaccine Rates

'Hudson Valley's Premier Restaurant, Bar' Opening Newburgh Waterfront Location

A very popular and award-winning Hudson Valley restaurant and bar is opening a new waterfront location. We got a sneak peek of the menu and location.

All-Time COVID Cases Per County in New York

Help Needed Finding The 39 Most Wanted in New York

Air-Breathing Fish That Eats Animals Found in Hudson Valley, New York

An invasive fish from Asia that can live on land for days and uses its sharp teeth to eat animals has been spotted in the Hudson Valley and other parts of New York State.  

More From Hudson Valley Post