The Putnam Examiner

Nelsonville Man Dies in Head-On Collision

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hustisChristopher Hustis, a 22-year-old Nelsonville resident died in a fatal head-on collision on Friday, Feb. 22 on Route 9 in Fishkill.

According to state troopers, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Tatiana Selca of Holmes, was heading northbound on Route 9 just south of Snow Valley Campground. A vehicle operated in the southbound lane by Hustis crossed into Selca’s path and struck her vehicle head on.

Selca was transported via ambulance to St. Francis Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The state troopers reported that Hustis succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Hustis is the son of Pamela A. (Donato) and David L. Hustis. He was a 2008 graduate of New York Military Academy and was active in sports; soccer, basketball and especially excelling in baseball where he earned the Batting Title as a junior and the Pitching Title as a senior during their championship year.

A member of the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, Hustis was an Acolyte there. He also worked with his his father in the family business, Patriot Motor Fuels, Inc.

In addition to his parents, Hustis is survived by his sister, Alyssa Noel Hustis.  Aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Predeceasing him were his grandparents Sophie M. and Nicholas R. Donato, Jr. and Harriet (Lyons) and Milton T. Hustis, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, 216 Main Street, Cold Spring, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Clinton Funeral Home, Corner of Parrott & Pine Streets (21 Parrott Street), Cold Spring,  on Tuesday Feb.26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, 216 Main Street, Cold Spring, N.Y, 10516.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home Cold Spring, NY.

Investigation as to the cause of the accident is ongoing.


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