Fatal Columbia County Crash Under Investigation

A fatal accident involving multiple vehicles in the Town of Claverack is under investigation.

It happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Coyote Flaco restaurant on State Route 9H/23. Responding Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies found that an SUV, operated by 73-year-old Ronald Moore of Stuyvesant, crossed the road about 250 feet south of the Coyote Flaco parking lot. 

The SUV then went into the lot where it struck an occupied Jeep. The impact pushed the Jeep into several unoccupied vehicles. Moore was transported to Columbia Memorial Hosptial where he was pronounced dead. One other person was hospitalized with chest pain. 

The accident remains under investigation.

Photo: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

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