Police: 1 killed, 2 hospitalized following crash on Route 311 in Putnam County

Police say 35-year-old Ayesha Smith tried to veer away from a speeding car that was about to hit her head-on.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2024, 12:13 PM

Updated 28 days ago

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A crash on Route 311 in Putnam County Wednesday left one man dead and two other people hospitalized.
The incident occurred near Caroline Drive in Paterson. Police say 35-year-old Ayesha Smith tried to veer away from a speeding car that was about to hit her head-on.
The driver, 24-year-old Rashan Hall, hit Smith’s car and then ran into a tree.
Authorities say Hall was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger and Smith were taken to a hospital for treatment.


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