Dutchess County man charged in connection to fatal Putnam crash

A Dutchess County man has been charged in connection to a fatal accident in Putnam County.

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2023, 10:37 PM

Updated 213 days ago

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A Dutchess County man has been charged in connection to a fatal accident in Putnam County.
The Putnam Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old Marcos Martinez, of Hopewell Junction, was northbound on Route 9 just before 10 p.m. on Saturday when the incident occurred.
Police say his vehicle crossed over the double yellow line near Stone Ridge Road and struck a southbound vehicle head-on.
The driver, 52-year-old Joe Stubblefield, of Cortlandt Manor, was killed.
A 7-year-old passenger in the rear seat was taken to Westchester Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. 
Martinez was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, and failure to use a designated lane.
He was arraigned in Phillipstown Town Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail on $250,000 cash bail.


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