Two killed in Route 22 car accident

SOUTHEAST, N.Y. — Two people were killed Friday in a two-car crash on Route 22 near about 1.5 miles north of the Westchester County line.

Kathleen Bassick, 47, of Danbury and Douglas Cable, 56, of Brewster, N.Y., were killed in the accident that occurred at about 12:50 p.m. Friday.

Bassick was driving southbound in a 2011 Hyundai when, for undetermined reasons, she crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2008 Subaru being driven north by Joseph Ruffalo, 55, of Mahopac, N.Y. Cable was a passenger in Ruffalo’s car.

Bassick and Cable were transported to Putnam Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to police. Ruffalo was taken to Danbury Hospital and was released with minor injuries. Route 22 was closed for about four hours during the investigation.

The case remains under investigation by the New York State Police. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the state police in Brewster at 845-279-8656.


Carolyn Mueller