Perhaps this was one local man’s lucky day.
At approximately 4:18 am today, the Woodbury Fire Department and the New York State Police responded to a call for a motor vehicle accident on State Route 17 in the area of the Exit 130 off-ramp in the eastbound lanes. The report indicated a tractor trailer and a pickup truck had collided.
First responders arrived on the scene to find the pickup truck was annihilated. The tractor trailer also sustained some damage.
Somehow, the driver of the pickup truck managed to escape with only minor injuries. The tractor trailer driver was not injured. There were no passengers in either of the vehicles.
According to police reports obtained by The Newburgh News, LLC, one vehicle was driven by Kenneth S. Williams, age 59 of Walden, and another vehicle was driven by Eamon J. Johnston, age 29 of Goshen. It is unknown who was driving which vehicle.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.