2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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Captain John Watterson
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April 10, 2014        Print version

Tractor-trailer rollover accident in Dover

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a tractor-trailer rollover auto accident, which occurred on Pleasant Ridge Rd in the Town of Dover (Wingdale) at approximately 8:10 am on 4/9/14.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Pleasant Ridge Rd near S. Chippewalla Rd shortly after 8 am in response to a 911 dispatch for a rolled over truck with wires down. Upon arrival, it was determined that the accident involved one (1) vehicle, a tractor-trailer, and that it had rolled over and was blocking part of the roadway. The operator/sole passenger was uninjured, and during the accident the truck lost it’s entire load (approx. 1,000 sheets of plywood). The truck and driver information is as follows:

1. 2003 Freightliner tractor, pulling a flatbed trailer. The truck is owned by the Seven D Wholesale Co. of Altoona, PA. At the time of the accident the truck was en route to Westchester Modular Homes in Dover to deliver the plywood.

2. Driver is Eduardo Rodriguez, age 46 of Scranton, PA.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the truck was traveling eastbound on Pleasant Ridge Rd, when the driver lost control on a sharp curve at the bottom of a steep hill. The truck then struck a guiderail and 2 utility poles before overturning. The investigation into the cause(s) is under investigation, and Deputies were still at the scene at the time of this release. Pleasant Ridge Rd between Harry Hill La and S. Chippewalla was closed since the accident, and was expected to be closed for a lengthy period of time to allow for the cleanup and utility repairs. The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by members of the NYS Dept. of Transportation, who will be conducting the inspection on the truck, and the Town of Dover Fire Department. Investigation to continue, and more information may be released as it becomes available.




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