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1 dead, 2 hospitalized from tree falling on New York turnpike

The accident happened in the northbound lanes in Stony Point.
Mark Lieb

The accident happened in the northbound lanes in Stony Point.
Mark Lieb

A pickup truck traveler was killed Sunday when a tree fell on the vehicle on a turnpike in New York’s northern rural areas, a report said.

The oddity mishap happened in the northward paths of the Palisades Parkway close to Exit 16 in Rockland County at around 4 p.m., News 12 Westchester revealed, refering to police.

Three individuals were inside the red truck when it was struck by the falling tree.

The front seat passenger was killed and the driver and rear passenger were hospitalized, the report said.

Photos from the scene show the mangled remains of the vehicle that veered off the road during the accident.

Police investigating deadly freak accident in Rockland County.
Police investigating deadly freak accident in Rockland County.
Mark Lieb

Police closed off the northbound lanes of the parkway for several hours as they investigated and cleared the crash.

 

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