Driver Killed in Route 9 Crash

New Hampshire man dies in Philipstown collision

Isaiah Byars

A New Hampshire man was killed in an auto crash on Route 9 north of Route 301 in Philipstown on Saturday (April 13), according to the New York State Police.

Police said they responded at about 6:20 a.m. to a report of an accident after a 2018 Dodge Challenger driven northbound by Isaiah E. Byars, 25, of Derry, New Hampshire, entered the southbound lane for an unknown reason and struck a southbound 2015 Jeep Cherokee. 

Byars was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was transported by the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Westchester Medical Center.

The Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley reported that Byars was cremated and his family planned to gather in his native Utah for a memorial service.
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One Response to "Driver Killed in Route 9 Crash"

  1. Frank Haggerty   April 15, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Alas yet another tragic motor vehicle accident, and nearby.

    There was a different report of a different serious accident on Route 9, north of Fishkill Road, just last Tuesday. It is a bit north of Fishkill Road, around the first right turn, is where I have seen evidence of a few accidents, and near accidents, recently.

    When congested, two-lane roads with limited shoulders are inherently dangerous. I believe “No Passing” signage needs to be more aggressive and prominent in this area, one involving two light-controlled intersections in quick succession, particularly northbound, and particularly just before any curves.


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