1 dead, 2 hurt in crash after police chase in Ulster County

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One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a high-speed police chase in Ulster County Sunday night.

Police say that around 7:30 p.m., they tried to pull over a black Porsche SUV traveling erratically on Route 299 near New Paltz. The driver, Ryan B. Williams, 29, of Poughkeepsie, allegedly would not stop and led police on a high-speed chase.

As the Porsche approached the intersection at South Street, it struck the side of a 2008 Ford,  then crossed over into the eastbound lane, hitting a 2018 Ford pickup head-on. A 2016 Toyota then struck the rear of the Porsche.
Williams was transported to Westchester Medical Center and is listed in critical but stable condition. 

The driver of the 2018 Ford pickup truck, Danielle M. Pecoraro, 39, of New Paltz, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ulster County Medical Examiner’s Office. A passenger in the 2018 pickup truck, Mercedes Rosato, 24, of New Paltz, was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital and is listed in stable condition. 

Charges are pending against Williams.

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