Jasmine Velez (1983-2020)

Jasmine Velez

Jasmine Velez

Jasmine Velez, 36, of Carmel, died Oct. 10 in a crash at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 301 in Philipstown.

Velez was the passenger on a motorcycle. Details about the accident were not immediately available from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Velez was born Nov. 5, 1983. A graduate of Carmel High School and Ithaca College, she was the program director at the Haverstraw clinic of the Lexington Center for Recovery, a nonprofit agency that provides services to those suffering from alcohol and substance abuse.

“We will always remember and cherish Jasmine as a beloved member of our staff,” the center said in a statement on Facebook.

Velez is survived by her 9-year-old daughter, according to the center, which launched an online fundraiser to cover funeral expenses and benefit her daughter. Visitations were held on Oct. 14 and 15 at Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel.


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