Cairo truck driver involved in fatal accident

posted by Bill Williams -

A truck driver from Cairo was involved in a fatal accident Tuesday morning on the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Ulster County.

Press release from Town of Lloyd Police:

Town of Lloyd Police is investigating a two car fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:15am on the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

A 90 year old Town of Poughkeepsie resident was travelling eastbound on the Mid-Hudson Bridge in a 2003 Toyota SUV when he veered into the oncoming lane and struck a 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer; operated by a 58 year old Cairo, NY man, who was travelling westbound on the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

The Town of Poughkeepsie resident was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other operator was not injured. The investigation is continuing.

The bridge was closed for approximately 3 hours while police investigated the accident.

Lloyd Police were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police, Highland Fire Department, City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, NY State Bridge Authority and Mobile Life Ambulance Service

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