One dead in accident between dump truck and school bus


SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The driver of a dump truck was killed in a crash involving a school bus on Thursday morning. The accident overturned one of the vehicles on Route 9W at Malden Turnpike in Saugerties—also known as Malden’s Main Street—downing pole and wires.

First responders on the scene confirmed to NEWS10 that the road would close in both directions because of the accident. No children were on the bus and the driver is reportedly uninjured. Police have not released the identity of the dump truck driver. They are waiting to notify the next of kin.

All lanes were closed this morning going both directions. It is unknown when the roadway will reopen and NEWS10 could not confirm reports of serious injuries. Authorities created a wide perimeter around what appeared to be an extensive scene.

The town is just south of the Greene County line.

To check the traffic on your route make sure to check out our online traffic page and watch our traffic report every weekday morning on NEWS10 in the Morning.

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