Motorist Dies in Tractor Trailer Crash in Yonkers

A tractor trailer hauling garbage in Yonkers collided with a passenger car on Friday, April 6, killing the driver of the car. According to, the two vehicles collided and the car was crushed between the semi and a concrete barrier that divides Central Park Avenue from Interstate 87. The New York State Thruway was closed for more than two hours as a result of the accident.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in truck accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur to the people in the passenger vehicles.

(Photo credit: Mark Vergari / The Journal News)

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