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From: Poughkeepsie Journal By Christine Pizzuti (Photo from Journal)

1 killed in head-on crash; Route 9 is reopened

FISHKILL - A person driving an Utz snack foods box truck was killed in a collision with a large dump truck hauling stone on Route 9 Wednesday afternoon.

Town of Fishkill police, who were in charge of the accident scene, did not release any names, pending notification of the family.

“We believe it was a head-on,” town police Sgt. John Miller said. “But the investigation is still pending.”

Initially, it seems the Utz truck was traveling north, and the dump truck, from West Hook Sand & Gravel, was heading south, on the way to deliver stone to Long Island.

The two vehicles collided near Interstate 84, about a quarter mile north of the Putnam County border, Miller said.

Route 9 was closed from the time emergency officials arrived on the scene around 2 p.m., and reopened about 8:15 p.m., Miller said.

The state Department of Transportation was on the scene to clean up the gravel spill.

About Rombout

Rombout is an all volunteer fire company formed in 1971, and is named after the “ Rombout Patent ” which once covered most of the land in Dutchess County, NY. Rombout has about 50 active members, and many more exempt/associate members.

Rombout Fire Company protects the Rombout Fire District. Rombout is one of five fire departments or districts that protect the residents of the Town & Village of Fishkill, NY.

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