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Sheriff's Deputy Killed In 1-Car On-Duty Crash In Catskills

State police say a sheriff's deputy for an upstate New York county has died in a one-car on-duty crash on a road in the Catskills.

Troopers say they responded shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a crash on Route 23 in the Greene County town of Ashland, on the northern boundary of the Catskill Park 40 miles southwest of Albany.

Police say 26-year-old Deputy Kevin Haverly was driving his marked sheriff's vehicle west on the road when he left the roadway and hit a telephone pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say their investigation into the crash is continuing.

© 2017 AP

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.