New York State Police say a Dutchess County teen is dead following a two vehicle crash in Chenango County.

Officials say 18 year old Maleek Smith of Staatsburg was driving east on State Route 206 in Bainbridge when he crossed into the westbound lane into the path of a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Joseph Artuso of Syracuse AT 6:25 p.m. December 13.

The Teen was taken to Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney and then airlifted to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City where he was pronounced dead.

Artuso and two passengers in his vehicle were treated at Tri-Town Regional Hospital and released.

The investigation is continuing.

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