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Police Provide Update On Crash That Killed Millbrook AD, Injured Daughters

Millbrook School Athletic Director Ed Allen, 32, was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Route 44 in Washington.
Millbrook School Athletic Director Ed Allen, 32, was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Route 44 in Washington. Photo Credit: Contributed

MILLBROOK, N.Y. -- Police have provided more information on the auto accident that killed Ed Allen, the 32-year-old Millbrook man and athletic director at the Millbrook School, in Washington on Saturday morning.

Allen was killed and his two children were critically injured in the accident on Route 44.

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and his children, one of which has suffered life-threatening injuries, are both being treated at Westchester Medical Center, state police said.

The driver of a dump truck that Allen hit head-on, Richard Colesanti, 47, of Hopewell Junction, was uninjured in the crash.

An investigation into the accident revealed that Allen crossed over the center pavement markings into the path of the truck, at which time it was struck head-on and pushed off the roadway. The truck then overturned in the roadway, spilling its entire load of gravel, state police said.

State police said at this time driver distraction is thought to be the primary factor in the crash, however the investigation is continuing and all possible causes/contributing factors will be evaluated. Cell phone use is not believed to be the reason for the crash.

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