MONTGOMERY, N.Y. -- A driver who fled a traffic stop died after losing control of the car and crashing head-on with a pickup truck on Route 17K in the Orange County town of Montgomery.
Around 8:30 a.m., troopers said a Town of Crawford Police officer tried to stop a vehicle heading east. That vehicle then left the scene and appeared to lose control on a curve.
The driver of the car who fled was not initially identified, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was flown by medical helicopter to a Westchester County hospital with injuries to their neck and legs.
The police officer was not involved in the crash.