Two men die after pickup hits tree in Rosendale

Two men died after a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck hit a tree in the Ulster County town of Rosendale on Wednesday, Jan. 20, police say.

The men, 58-year-old driver Ronald Myroniuk and 58-year-old passenger Robert Myroniuk, both of Cottekill, were driving on Lucas Ave. near the intersection with Tan House Brook Road around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.

The driver, Ronald, was pronounced dead at the scene after being extricated from the wreck of the truck. Robert, the passenger, died of his injuries at Westchester Medical Center late on Wednesday evening after being transported there by helicopter with serious injuries, police say.

Police say that neither of the men was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, although the driver's side airbag did deploy.

Town of Rosendale Police and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office investigated the crash, along with fire departments from Cottekill, High Falls, Stone Ridge and Marbletown and the Mobile Life Support Ambulance Service.