Man killed in Saugerties accident

Twenty-eight-year-old James Persico of Saugerties was killed yesterday when his Volvo crossed into an oncoming lane on Route 32 and collided head-on with a tractor trailer, New York State Police are reporting today. Here's the full press release:

The New York State Police Kingston, investigated a two car motor vehicle accident on State Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties. A 2002 Volvo sedan was traveling northbound on Sr 32 operated by Joshua Persico, 28, of Saugerties, NY. The Volvo crossed into the southbound lane and into the path of a 2002 International Tractor Trailer driven by James DeRusso, 50, of Latham, NY. Persico was pronounced deceased at the scene and DeRusso was transported to Kingston Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The State Police in Kingston are continuing the accident investigation. The State Police were assisted at the scene by the Town of Saugerites Pd, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the Centerville Cedar Grove Fire Department.