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Trailer hits Route 144 overpass

A tractor trailer struck the New York State Thruway overpass on Route 144 (River Road) at approximately 11:20 this morning. Arriving at the scene were Coeyman's police and fire departments, Ravena ambulance, state police fleet bridge inspectors and state Department of Transportation officials.

According to a witness, the driver had just dumped a load of scrap metal and was towing an empty trailer.

The driver was taken to Albany Medical Center with a chest injury.

As of late afternoon Monday, the road remains closed.

Photo by Tom Heffernan Sr./Spotlight"

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