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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Valley Cottage FD Extinguish Train Car Fire

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Clarkstown – Valley Cottage Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished a train car fire, Thursday night.

Authorities responded to the reported train car fire on the Kings Highway Train Crossing around 7:45 PM.

Units arriving on scene discovered a single train car with fire showing and began efforts to attack the blaze.

Within 15 minutes firefighters had extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading to other train cars.

Officials are on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

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VIDEO: Heroes Homecoming for Injured Valley Cottage Firefighter

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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt

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BLAUVELT, NY – On Monday November 15, 2021, at approximately 5:03PM, the Orangetown Police responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at the intersection of State Route 303 and East Erie Street in the Hamlet of Blauvelt, N.Y.

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A 2005 Mack commercial box truck operated by Andrew Roe, 29, of Middletown, NY was traveling northbound on Route 303. A 2019 Subaru Forester, operated by Seymour Whynman, 83, of Blauvelt, NY was traveling westbound on E. Erie Street. A collision occurred at the intersection and the Subaru Forrester subsequently collided with a 2020 ford transit van in the southbound left only turn lane of Route 303. Mr. Whynmn and a female passenger were transported to Nyack Hospital by South Orangetown Ambulance Corps.

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Seymour Whynman.

This accident is currently being investigated by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation team. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have additional information to contact the Orangetown Police Department at 845-0359-3700.

 

Photo credit – Rockland Video

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