On Saturday afternoon, February 25th Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a fatal, two car head on collision on Bear Spring Mountain in the Town of Walton that claimed the life of a Tenafly, New Jersey, resident.

Investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit revealed that at approximately 4:40 p.m. Andrew Thompson, 43, of Tenafly, N.J., was traveling in the eastbound lane of State Highway 206 when a vehicle being driven by 41 year old Joel Alves of Hopewell Junction, NY, that was traveling in the westbound lane crossed over the double yellow center line of the roadway and collided head on with Thompson’s vehicle.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries he sustained in the impact.  Thompson’s wife, 43 year old Wendy Hoeben, and their six year old son, who were passengers in Thompson vehicle, were transported to Delaware Valley Hospital.  Hoeben was treated and released but their six year old was later transferred to Westchester Medical Center for further treatment.

Alves was also transported to Delaware Valley Hospital where he was also treated and released.

As a result of the collision, State Highway 206 was shut down for several hours Saturday evening while Deputies and State Police Collision Reconstruction experts investigated the accident.

Further preliminary investigation revealed that Alves was driving with a suspended driver’s license and a suspended vehicle registration. The cause of the accident remains under investigation and Deputies report that charges are anticipated at the conclusion of the investigation.

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