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Newburgh Man Crashes Into Home After Fleeing from State Police

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

NEWBURGH, NY - On April 6th at approximately 2:10 A.M., Troopers from the Montgomery barracks attempted to stop a 2018 Nissan Murano on Creek Run Road in the town of Newburgh for vehicle and traffic law violations. The vehicle failed to comply and fled from the troopers. 

While attempting to elude the troopers, the operator of the vehicle, identified as Hector Balbuena, age 21, from Newburgh lost control of the vehicle and struck a house at 1 Woodlawn Terrace in the town of Newburgh. The crash caused significant damage to the home. One occupant of the home received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Hector Balbuena was removed from the vehicle and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Town of Newburgh Police and Fire and EMS.

Balbuena was treated and released into the custody of the New York State Police. He was issued numerous vehicle and traffic law tickets and an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Newburgh Court. This investigation is ongoing.

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NYS POLICECorrespondent

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