State police say 40-year-old Christopher Corwin of Glen Spey in Sullivan County was driving on Route 6 in neighboring Orange County around 7 a.m. Thursday when he crashed on a curve and hit a tree in the town of Greenville, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles northwest of New York City.
Trooper say Corwin was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Corwin was a technology teacher at Minisink Valley Middle School.
Students posted tributes to Mr. Corwin on social media:
Chris Corwin what a great man died at 7:00am this morning in car axident😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/lexONOLUI3— Winter (@Winter06Winter) January 29, 2016
I think it's safe to say I have had the most laughs in your class. rip mr.corwin 👼🏼💖 pic.twitter.com/NUuFrvzCsB— lys (@lysadoherty) January 28, 2016
thank you to mr corwin for inspiring us to always be creative and teaching us everything we know. we will miss u 😔💔 pic.twitter.com/CLV2EsUqkf— devyn spino (@devyn_spino) January 28, 2016
School administrators and co-workers say Corwin was a well-liked member of the teaching staff who touched and inspired the lives of many students over the years.