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One Person Killed in Fatal Tractor-Trailer MVA on NYS Thruway

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | April 06, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 040721100

NEWBURGH, NY - Orange Lake and Winona Lake Fire Departments responded to reports of a serious MVA with entrapment on the NYS Thruway southbound at mile marker 59.8 on April 6th around 3:30 P.M. that involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV.

The driver of one of the tractor-trailers involved, 64-year-old Michael Guerra of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation determined that Guerra was traveling southbound when he crashed into the back of the other tractor-trailer, which then struck a Ford Explorer. The occupants of the second tractor-trailer and Ford Explorer were uninjured.

HazMat teams from Orange County and West Point were called to the scene, along with Orange County Deputy Coordinators 36-1-10-13-15-200. Good Will FD was on stand by at Winona Lake, while Coldenham was standing by at Orange Lake quarters. New York State Police are investigating the accident.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.