Peekskill Woman Dead, Three Injured in Route 9 Crash

An 81-year-old Peekskill woman was killed in a car crash Sunday; three others injured.

One Peekskill woman died and her daughter and two others were injured in a car crash on Route 9 Sunday, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s office. At about 2:15 p.m. a sedan and a pickup truck collided and the car carrying three people struck a stone wall and overturned one quarter mile south of Travis Corners Road in the Garrison section of Philipstown.

The Garrison Fire Department extricated the occupants, who had all sustained injuries.

 Peekskill resident Willie Mae Bolton, 81, was rushed to where she later died. The driver, Bolton’s daughter Juanita Bolton, and the third passenger, Robert Taylor, of Peekskill, were also injured. Juanita Bolton was flown by a New York State Police helicopter to the Westchester Medical Center. Taylor was transported to the Westchester Medical Center Emergency Department by Care One Ambulance Service. Police had no further information as to the condition of either Juanita Bolton or Taylor Sunday night. 

The pick up truck driver, 61-year-old Mohegan Lake resident Claudio Crescenzo refused medical attention at the scene of the accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Crescenzo was driving his 2008 Chevrolet pick up truck northbound on Route 9 and attempted to make a left turn from the driving lane. At the same time, Bolton was driving a 2009 Toyota sedan, also traveling northbound on Route 9. Her car was being driven in the passing lane of the roadway and attempting to overtake Crescenzo’s truck.  The two vehicles collided, then skidded northbound into the southbound lane of traffic, off the travel portion of the roadway and then crashed into a stone wall.  Upon hitting the wall, Bolton’s car overturned and trapped the three occupants.

Based on the investigation conducted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Claudio Crescenzo was issued a summons, citing him for Changing Lanes Unsafely.  He is due to appear in Philipstown Justice Court at a later date.

Uniformed deputies and criminal investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Garrison Fire Department, Garrison and Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Care One Ambulance Service, TransCare paramedics and the New York State Police responded to the scene.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The accident investigation is continuing.

Darren Wilkins March 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I'm truly saddened by this news Mrs.Bolton was a Premiere Black Woman in every sense of the word . I send my condolences to the Family, I know how you feel I lost My Mother Father and Sister in the last few years. She is in a better place No more worrying No more Problems etc just Peace.... Peekskill lost a Queen today My sympathy Darren Wilkins
leesther brown March 06, 2012 at 02:53 AM
That About Says It All.....Amen.....
Kimberly Greene March 06, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend Mrs. Wille Mae Bolton. Mrs. Bolton was a matriarch in her family; a pillar in the church and in the Peekskill community. She will truly be missed. My prayer for the family is for all to bond together and provide strength and support for each other in this time of grief. Peace and blessings to all, Kimberly Greene
helene spry March 07, 2012 at 03:35 AM
To the Bolton family I will miss seeing your mother in Mount Lebenon Baptist Church. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Spry and Francesca and Darius Snipes family
Ardelle (Woods) Wynn March 09, 2012 at 03:30 PM
To the Bolton family and extended family. Your Queen, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, is Resting In Paradise. Thou she will surely be missed, she will always be with you. Life will definitely be different without her here, but know for sure she is still doing God's work. My deepest Condolences to you all. Just remember that beautiful smile and her sincere kindness and her acceptance of all as family. God Bless Ardelle


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