TOWN OF WAPPINGER – Route 9D between New Hamburg/Old Hopewell Road and Middlebush Road was closed for several hours after a 3 a.m. accident and fire on Route 9D. The early morning accident on Thursday resulted in a car striking a historic building at 2372 Route 9D in the Town of Wappinger, resulting in a large fire.
Firefighters from the Hughsonville, New Hackensack, and Fishkill fire departments responded to the scene to battle the fire.
The driver of the vehicle was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital.
At least one firefighter was transported to the hospital from the scene.
As of 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, first responders were still on the scene and the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division was investigating the incident.
The structure that had been recently renovated, according to a town official, was destroyed in the blaze. An excavator was brought to the scene to level the remains.
Central Hudson workers responded to install a temporary utility pole to replace the existing pole that was snapped in the wreck.