In our Year in Review, we look back on the murders, tragedies, restaurant news, celebrity sightings and #SMH moments that impacted the Hudson Valley in 2017.

In this post, we take a look back at tragedies that rocked this Hudson Valley this year.

Just before Dec., a Putnam County man, a teacher in the Bronx, was found dead in his school's bathroom from an apparent heroin overdose. He leaves behind three children and a pregnant wife.

In Jan., car that fled a Dutchess County stabbing caused the fatal accident on the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

A mother who was a passenger on her husband's motorcycle lost her life when two motorcycles collided. Two others were seriously injured.

After spending time in prison for killing a man while driving drunk, an Ulster County man was accused of another fatal drunk driving accident.

A Saugerties man admitted he was very drunk and high when he crashed his car and killed his 22-year-old friend.

A former cop, a man who had ties to a local quadruple-homicide suspect, committed suicide after he was pulled over by police near an elementary school.

A 28-year-old Walden man was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed head-on into his car in Montgomery.

A 40-year-old from Phoenica died in a wood cutting accident.  

A Putnam County woman trying to pass a tractor-trailer collided head-on with a car driving in the opposite direction, killing the other driver.

A three-state search for a missing elderly Sullivan County man spanning eight months, ended when his remains and SUV were found in the woods. 

A mother and her young son lost their lives following a Black Friday fire in the Newburgh. 

Our thoughts and prays are with all of the family friends of the people mentioned in this article.

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