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Overturned tractor trailer dumps concrete blocks in Route 22 crash

A tractor-trailer truck crash closed Route 22 in Patterson this morning.  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says the rollover happened around 11am when the driver of a southbound truck hauling a flatbed loaded with concrete blocks lost of control and ran off the shoulder near Havilland Hollow Road.


The truck smashed through a guardrail and overturned down an embankment.  The truck driver, who complained of head and neck pain, was transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation. 


The load of concrete blocks was flung from the truck and at least one of the truck fuel tanks was ruptured, spilling diesel fuel onto the ground.  Officials from the New York State Department Environmental Conservation responded to the scene to coordinate a cleanup of the diesel fuel spill, which was estimated at about 125 gallons.