An investigation is underway after a Hudson Valley man fatally drove into a building.

Town of Lloyd police is investigating a one-car fatal car accident that occurred on Route 9W in Highland at around 11:20 a.m. on Friday.

A 79-year-old Milton man was traveling northbound on Route 9W in a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck when for an unknown reason he lost control and crossed over the southbound lane of Route 9W and crashed into a vacant building, police say.

The 79-year-old was removed from his car by the Highland Fire Department and taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital by Mobil Life Ambulance where he was pronounced deceased, officials say. The driver's name hasn't been released.

The investigation into the accident continues.

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