Lloyd, NY (July 14, 2020) – Police have reported on a pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 39-year-old man, identified as Leon P. Ponder, of Newburgh. The fatal collision took place early on Saturday morning, July 11th, at around 3:44 a.m. in the town of Lloyd.
According to authorities, Ponder was walking south alongside Route 9W when he was hit by the passenger side of a 2014 Toyota Tundra near North Riverside Road. Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics responded to the scene and the victim was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Authorities said that the driver involved may have been attempting to avoid another collision but the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Leon P. Ponder at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York
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