Friday, January 27, 2023

Victim of spectacular fall into void of a trailer truck in NY has been identified

NEW YORK — Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash in which a tractor-trailer plunged from an overpass into a freeway lane in suburban New York on Wednesday.

According to the New York State Police, the incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. at Cross Westchester Expressway in the Westchester County town of Harrison.

NBC 47 and its sister network NBC New York were on the scene where damage to the overpass was observed and the tractor-trailer was completely overturned on the roadway below in the westbound lanes of I-287, with debris scattered around. The Purchase Fire Department was one of the first responders on the scene.

According to state police, a preliminary investigation found that “the tractor-trailer was at the 9A exit ramp from I-287 to I-684 northbound when the driver lost control and flipped onto the structure and into the westbound lanes of I-684.” fell in. -287″.

White Plains Deputy Fire Chief Adam Caponera said, “As soon as dispatch came in, you knew it was serious and you knew it was bad.” “It’s one of those things as a firefighter… immediately people go into that work mode. They know what they have to do and they can’t get there fast enough.”

Caponera said Westchester County firefighters and police officers went to work, freeing the driver of the van, who was hit by the falling truck.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer died, while a person in another vehicle that was traveling on I-287 was taken to a hospital.

According to New York State Police, the road closure is expected to be “significant” as a result of a “serious car accident”.

State police on Thursday identified the driver of the tractor-trailer who died as Nathan L. Montalvo, 42, of Guilford, Conn.

Police said the injured motorist has been identified as Aris Guerrero, 37, of West Hempstead, New York. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

“All lanes I-287 [en dirección oeste] They are stranded at the I-684 junction after a serious car accident. two lanes on I-287 [el la direccion este] They are open. Freeway closures are expected to be significant. Avoid the area and seek alternate routes,” the state police tweeted.

In an updated statement, state police said all westbound lanes of I-287 are closed at Exit 9, and remained so for several hours after the freak accident.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation asks anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact their assigned investigator at 914-769-2600.

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