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Poughkeepsie man charged in deadly New Year's Day crash

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A Poughkeepsie man was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter after a crash killed his 21-year-old passenger.

State Police say 49-year-old Juan Avalos-Zamora was driving along Route 6 when he went off the road and crashed into a tree on New Year's Day.

His passenger, 21-year-old Rafael Gonzalez, was killed in the crash.

Avalos-Zamora is being held at Orange County jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bail.

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