Cortland Manor man dies in Putnam Valley crash

Police say that 65-year-old James Cottrell was driving on Route 301 near Taconic State Parkway Friday afternoon when he lost control of his car.

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2023, 12:42 PM

Updated 568 days ago

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A Cortland Manor man died following a crash in Putnam Valley.
Police say that 65-year-old James Cottrell was driving on Route 301 near Taconic State Parkway Friday afternoon when he lost control of his car and struck a guardrail. Police say that the car then overturned on a rock embankment.
Cottrell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three firefighters received minor injuries while trying to free Cottrell from the car.


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