EASTON, NY – Washington County Sheriff officials responded to a fatal truck accident on Route 40 this morning in the town of Easton.
The crash happened shortly before noon between Bulson Road and Hegeman Bridge Road. The driver of the truck did not survive.
This comes direct from
the Sheriff's Office's website:
According to Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy, on January 4th 2014 at about a 10:30AM a fully loaded gasoline tanker truck was traveling northbound on Route 40 in the Town of Easton, when the vehicle drifted out of its lane on the right hand side of the roadway, the driver was unable to recover, and the vehicle followed the ditch for approximately 250 feet.
The rig overturned, crushing the cab of the vehicle, killing the driver. As the result of the roll over and crash, several hundred gallons of gasoline was released from the tanker and spilled into a nearby field.
Because of the fuel spill rescue workers were unable to approach the vehicle until the scene was stabilized. Firefighting foam and absorbent materials were used to make the scene safe. The rig had to be up righted by a wrecker service in order for the victim to be extricated from the vehicle.
The victim was identified as Stephan A. Andriani, age 57 of River Road, Selkirk NY. He was pronounced dead by Coroner James Garipey, and removed to the Glens Falls Hospital pending an autopsy.
Numerous fire and rescue squads were on the scene to affect the recovery of the victim, as well as NYS Bureau of Fire, and the NYS Environmental spill response team.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office was on scene along with the New York State Police and DEC Police.