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Man Dies in Single-Car Crash on Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown


YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 71-year-old Hopewell Junction man died Sunday night as a result of injuries sustained in a single-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway, according to New York State Police.

Police said William H. Smith crashed his 2003 Ford Taurus around 7:40 p.m. while traveling northbound on the parkway. Smith reportedly drove his car off the roadway and struck the center guardrail, causing the car to cross all three northbound lanes before coming to a rest against the guardrail on the eastern shoulder, according to police.

Smith was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation indicates that Smith may have suffered a medical event prior to his car hitting the center guardrail. His cause of death is pending autopsy and toxicology, according to police.

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