Stabbing Victim’s Condition Improves, Poughkeepsie Police Say
The condition of the victim from Wednesday's stabbing in Poughkeepsie is improving, according to police.
On Wednesday around 2:30 a.m., a City of Poughkeepsie police officer noticed a car traveling west on Mansion Street at a high rate of speed while the officer was getting gas at the Mobil gas station across from City Hall in the City of Poughkeepsie
A short time later, Poughkeepsie 911 received a report of a stabbing on Mansion Street. The same officer from the gas station responded to the call and found a 39 year-old Hyde Park woman with a stab wound to her neck.
She was transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery and was listed in very critical condition.
Update: As of Thursday, the victim's condition is improving, and she is no longer listed in very critical condition.
A short time after the stabbing was reported, a very serious two-car motor vehicle accident was reported just onto the Ulster side of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. It was believed that the vehicle that fled the stabbing and the the vehicle involved in that fatal accident were the same.
A State Police investigation revealed that a 2013 Nissan Altima driven by 31-year-old Steven A. Vaughan of Poughkeepsie crossed the dividing barrier and struck a 2008 Ford Focus driven by 50-year-old Mark Ashby of Accord. Both drivers were deceased at the scene.
State Police confirmed that Vaughan was allegedly involved in the stabbing incident in the City of Poughkeepsie.
The investigation into this incident is continuing, anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 451-7577. At this point in the investigation this incident is NOT being investigated as a domestic violence incident.