Corrections Officer Dies In Collision

A corrections officer in Napanoch died Friday afternoon after the prison van he was driving collided with a car and overturned, according to The Daily Freeman.

Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales had worked at the Eastern Correction Facility for more than 22 years.

The collision occurred shortly after 1:35 p.m. on the New York State Thruway and the 52-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene.

Another corrections officer and an inmate who were passengers in the van suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the report said.

Pomales was transporting the imate to a medical appointment in Albany when the van was sideswiped by a Mercury Sable that apparently improperly changed lanes.

Officials said that charges against the driver were unlikely.

Pomales is survived by his wife, Dorothea, and several grown children.

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