Scary accident in Livingston, 800 gallons of diesel fuel spilled


Livingston, NY- Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that on September 5, 2018 at about 8:21am, Columbia County 911 dispatched Sheriff’s Deputies for a three vehicle accident on State Route 9, at the intersection with Cold Spring Road in the Town of Livingston.

Deputies found that a 2004 Sterling dump truck towing a flatbed trailer, operated by 29 year old Cory Gaylord of Craryville, was traveling southbound on State Route 9 behind a 2000 GMC box truck that was also traveling southbound and making a right turn onto Cold Spring Road. In an attempt to avoid running into the back of the GMC box truck, operated by 62 year old Keith Bogdanovich of Claverack, Mr. Gaylord veered off the west side of State Route 9 striking the front end of the box truck as it was attempting to complete its turn on Cold Spring Road. The dump truck then continued into the Columbia County Highway Department parking lot, where the dump truck struck an unoccupied parked 2010 GMC Terrain, as well as a wooden structure housing a fuel pump station, and then a 1,000 gallon diesel tank. The impact caused the tank to overturn, spilling approximately 800 gallons of diesel fuel.

Mr. Gaylord was treated at the scene by Northern Dutchess Paramedics for a knee injury but declined medical transport. Mr. Bogdanovich did not report any injuries and there were no passengers in either truck.

The accident is still under investigation at this time.

Assisting at the scene were Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Livingston Fire Company, Columbia County Hazmat Team, Columbia County Emergency Management, the Columbia County Fire Coordinator, Columbia County Highway Department and Encon Officer Jeff Cox.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office are Undersheriff John Davi, Captain John DeRocha, Sergeant Heath Benansky, Deputy Peter Grzeskow, and Deputy Joseph Kilmer.

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