CATSKILLS: Double Fatal Crash On Route 17 – Highway Shut In Both Directions


A horrific crash on NY Route 17 claimed the lives of two victims, Wednesday night.

Sources tell YWN that two vehicles were involved in the crash on Route 17 westbound in the vicinity of Exit 119 at around 7:10PM. One of the vehicles overturned, with victims possibly being ejected.

Catskills Hatzolah was on the scene along with Wallkill Vol Ambulance from Orange County, and Mobilemedics from Sullivan County assisting.

At least two victims were pronounced dead by Paramedics arriving on the scene, and a third victim in very critical condition.

One or two medevacs were requested to the scene.

The entire highway is closed in both directions.

The NY State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

It did not appear that Misaskim services were needed in this tragic incident.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. I’m begging you to please have more sensitivity when posting pictures of mangled cars!! Someone’s loved ones were in there!! If people have the need to see graphic sensationalistic photos there are more than enough places to access them; a Jewish website should be more respectful and sensitive to the families. If your mother or child had been killed in that car would you post the picture????

  2. Agree with TRK. The fourth/last 18 second video showing dead bodies and seriously injured people, with someone in severe anguish and distress, frantically waving the vehicles to move on, should not be posted. It’s just wrong. I’ve politely asked the Editor twice to remove it. I hope the Editor has the decency to do so.