A tractor trailer plunged off a suburban New York overpass onto the freeway under on Wednesday, killing the truck’s driver and injuring one other motorist.
The incident came about on the Cross Westchester Expressway within the city of Harrison, Westchester County, round 10:20 a.m., in line with New York State Police.
Chopper 4 was over the scene the place harm was seen to the overpass and the tractor trailer was utterly the wrong way up on the freeway under on the westbound lanes of I-287 as particles was throughout. The Buy Fireplace Division was amongst first responders on the scene.
Based on state police, a preliminary investigation discovered that “the tractor-trailer was on the Exit 9A ramp from I-287 to I-684 north when the driver lost control and flipped over the guiderail and onto the I-287 westbound lanes.” Particles was left stretching throughout all lanes of site visitors after the truck pancaked on the highway.
“As soon as the dispatch came in, you knew it was something significant, and you knew it was bad,” mentioned White Plains Deputy Fireplace Chief Adam Caponera. “It’s a kind of issues as a firefighter, all the things drops and instantly guys get in that work mode. They know what they need to do and so they can’t get there quick sufficient.”
Caponera mentioned firefighters and cops from throughout Westchester County went to work, utilizing the jaws of life to free the driving force of the van that was had its entrance finish crushed.
The driving force of the tractor-trailer died, whereas an occupant from one other automobile on I-287 was taken to the hospital, police mentioned. Police haven’t launched the identify of the driving force who died, and didn’t present an replace on the situation of the opposite injured driver.
Based on New York State Police, the highway closures because of the “serious motor vehicle crash” have been “expected to be significant.” Eastbound site visitors was being diverted on Westchester Avenue, whereas all westbound lanes remained closed at Exit 9 as of Wednesday night.
It was not clear when all lanes would reopen totally. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
The State Police Bureau of Felony Investigation is asking anybody who might have witnessed the crash to please contact their assigned investigator at 914-769-2600.