A Hudson Valley woman was killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer on one of New York's most dangerous highways.

On January 28, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., New York State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-87 in the town of New Paltz, involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer.

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On Saturday around 11:30 p.m., a 43-year-old New Jersey resident was driving his tractor-trailer in the southbound right lane and was rear-ended by a car near mile marker 78.9, between the Kingston and New Paltz exits.

The driver of the big rig, 43-year-old Carlos L. Nunes, of Kearny, New Jersey initially believed he had a flat tire and made a controlled stop onto the right shoulder, according to New York State Police.

However, after losing at the back of the trailer, Nunes made the horrifying discovery that he was struck by a Toyota Avalon and the car was stuck under the trailer with significant damage.

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The driver of the Toyota was identified as 63-year-old Darleen B. Halwick, of Hurley, New York.

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Halwick was pronounced deceased at the scene by Ulster County Medical Examiner and was transported to Health Alliance Hospital pending an autopsy.

"Hurley mourns the tragic death of town resident Darleen B. Halwick," the Town of Hurley stated on Facebook.

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The crash remains under investigation, police say.

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