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Two Killed In Separate Crashes On Taconic State Parkway

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A man and a woman were killed Monday night in separate accidents on the Taconic State Parkway.

The unidentified man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on the northbound Taconic near Bryant Pond Road and Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley at around 7 p.m. The man was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center.

The woman died in a one-car accident further north on the Taconic Parkway in the town of Claverack.

She was traveling northbound when she drove off the shoulder and over an embankment, causing the vehicle to become airborne before landing between two trees, police said.

She was flown to Albany Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman has been identified as a Dutchess County resident but her name has not yet been released.

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