Thruway Closed Tuesday After Horrendous Fatal Wrong-Way Crash


A fatal wrong-way crash completely shut down all lanes on the New York State Thruway on Tuesday.

Police say they are investigating a crash on I-87 in the Town of Tuxedo in Orange County that killed the drivers of two vehicles. As a result, all southbound lanes have been completely blocked to traffic and commuters are being diverted around the area.

State Police say the incident occurred around 1am on Tuesday morning when a passenger vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lane on the New York State Thruway between exits 16 and 15A in Harriman and Sloatsburg.

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The vehicle traveling in the wrong lane crashed into another car head-on, killing both drivers. There were no passengers in either automobile. Images provided by Rockland Video show two mangled vehicles completely destroyed by the impact. First responders were seen surveying the damage as they investigate the cause of the crash.

On Tuesday morning, southbound traffic was still being diverted at Exit 16 to allow police time to reconstruct the accident. Hudson Valley traffic reporter, Amy Salerno, reports major delays on Route 17 and Route 6 because of the detour.

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YouTube/rocklandvideo

 

After several weeks of dry weather heavy rains have settled into the Hudson Valley area. It’s unclear if visibility or any other factors lead to the deadly crash. Police have not said whether they believe alcohol or drugs are being blamed for the wrong-way collision.

As of the publishing of this article, traffic was still completely closed on the southbound side of I-87. We’ll keep you updated throughout the morning with any new developments. You can listen to live traffic reports through our mobile app and also receive traffic updates as they happen.

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