Spilled fuel, damaged vehicles and a shed, but no major injuries
LIVINGSTON – A three-truck crash at Route 9 and Cold Spring Road in the Town of Livingston Wednesday morning resulted in the spill of some 800 gallons of diesel fuel.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:20 a.m., a dump truck towing a flatbed trailer, driven by Cory Gaylord, 29, of Craryville, was driving southbound on Route 9 behind a box truck that was making a right turn onto Cold Spring Road.
In attempt to avoid running into the back of the box truck, driven by Keith Bogdanovich, 62, of Claverack, Gaylord veered off the side of Route 9 striking the front end of the box truck as it was attempting to make the right turn.
The dump truck continued into the Columbia County Highway Department parking lot where it struck an unoccupied SUV as well as a wooden structure that housed a fuel pump station, and then a 1,000-gallon diesel tank.
Gaylord was treated at the scene by Northern Dutchess Paramedics for a knee injury but declined medical transport.
Bogdanovich did not report any injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Assisting at the scene were North Dutchess Paramedics, Livingston Fire Company, Columbia County Hazmat Team, Columbia County Emergency Management, county fire coordinator, county highway department and a state environmental conservation officer.