ALBANY–A Livingston man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash that split his car in half, Thanksgiving night, November 28 at 7:53 p.m.
State Police from Livingston say they responded to the one-car accident at 1191 County Route 19, Livingston. Their investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Lumina driven by Jason VanAckooy, 34, of Livingston was headed north when the driver failed to negotiate a curve due to unsafe speed. The vehicle went off the road, struck a utility pole which split the vehicle in two.
Livingston firefighters cut Mr. VanAckooy out of the vehicle with extrication tools. He was airlifted by Life Net to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. He died of those injuries at AMC November 30.
Mr. VanAckooy was the father of two and worked for Williams Lumber.
The accident brought down electrical wires and National Grid was called in for repairs. State Police were assisted by Livingston firefighters and Northern Dutchess Paramedics.
Family and friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Wednesday, December 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m.