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Driver Killed When SUV Strikes Garbage Truck In Orange County

Route 32 (North Plank Road) near the intersection of Paffendorf Drive in the Cronomer Valley section of the Town of Newburgh.
Route 32 (North Plank Road) near the intersection of Paffendorf Drive in the Cronomer Valley section of the Town of Newburgh. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The driver of an SUV was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle crashed into a garbage truck in the Town of Newburgh.

The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on Route 32 (North Plank Road) near the intersection of Paffendorf Drive in the Cronomer Valley section of the town, said Lt. James Nenni of the Town of Newburgh Police Department.

An SUV, which was traveling eastbound on Route 32, struck a garbage truck from behind. The garbage truck had turned right, from Paffendorf Drive, onto eastbound Route 32.

The driver of the SUV died at St. Luke’s/Cornwall Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The identities of all involved are being withheld pending proper notifications, police said.

Town of Newburgh Police officers were assisted at the scene by Cronomer Valley Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services & Town of Newburgh EMS.

The accident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Town of Newburgh Police Department Detectives at 845-564-1100.

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