Nelsonville Man Killed in Route 9 Auto Accident

Christopher Hustis died at the scene of head-on collision; Wake Tuesday & Wednesday, funeral Thursday

By Kevin E. Foley

Firefighters from the Rombout Fire Company based in Fishkill responded to the Route 9 traffic accident that claimed the life of Christopher Hustis. Photo by Tara C. Quinn

Firefighters from the Rombout Fire Company based in Fishkill responded to the Route 9 traffic accident that claimed the life of Christopher Hustis.
Photo by Tara C. Quinn

The New York state police have reported a two-car traffic accident involving the death of a Nelsonville man, Christopher Hustis on Friday, Feb. 22, at approximately 10:45 p.m. According to the police report, Hustis was traveling on Route 9 in Fishkill in the southbound lane when his vehicle swerved into the northbound lane and had a head on collision with a car driven by Tatiana Selca of Holmes, N.Y.

Hustis was pronounced dead at the scene. Selca was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred just south of the Snow Valley camp in Fishkill.

The state police said they were still investigating the cause of the accident.

The wake for Hustis is at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St. in Cold Spring. Viewing is on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, 216 Main St., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb 28.

Additional reporting by Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong and Michael Turton


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