Route 17 accidents in both directions tie up traffic

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print
Dump truck on fire on Route 17 in Wallkill (State Police photo)
Across from the truck fire, this vehicle overturned (State Police photo)

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Two motor vehicle accidents on Route 17 near exit 120 in the Town of Wallkill on Wednesday afternoon shut down the highway temporarily.

A dump truck traveling in one direction caught fire and as firefighters were tending to that, a van-type vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on the divided highway ran off the road and overturned.

It was not immediately known if there were any injuries in either incident.

State Police were on the scene of both incidents to direct traffic and investigate what happened.