One dead in Saugerties crash

Main Street and Route 9W, where a driver was killed in a two-car accident on Thursday. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

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SAUGERTIES — One driver is dead following a collision between a school bus and a dump truck Thursday morning in Saugerties, said Sgt. Collin Reynolds of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the dump truck was pronounced dead at the scene, Reynolds said.

The condition of the bus driver has not been released by police. There were no children on the bus, Reynolds said.

Police have not identified the drivers of either vehicle.

At about 8:51 a.m., the bus and truck collided on Route 9W at Main Street, Reynolds said.

Details of the accident were not immediately available.

Ulster County 911 sent Malden-West Camp Fire Company and Diaz Ambulance to the scene. They immediately requested mutual-aid assistance, and firefighters from Saxton-Katsbaan responded.

All available manpower was requested to the scene.

Route 9W and several other streets in the area were closed while crews worked. Route 9W remained closed through the afternoon, while the accident investigation took place.

Ulster County Sheriff’s Office investigated. They were assisted by Saugerties Police.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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