Troopers say Dawson's car was struck by an oncoming car driven by 26-year-old Eugene Antwi of Brooklyn.
Antwi and three people in his car were taken to a Poughkeepsie hospital with injuries police said weren't life-threatening.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.
It was the second fatal accident in the town this weekend. Sarah Smith, a 16-year-old Marlboro High School student from Newburgh, died in a one-car accident early Saturday.
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