Montgomery, NY (June 25, 2020) – On Wednesday afternoon, June 24th, officers were dispatched to the scene of a fatal crash involving a 2020 Mack truck. The deadly accident happened at around 3:03 p.m. on Interstate 84 in Montgomery.
According to officials, 72-year-old David Harp, of Slate Hill, was traveling east when a tire on his truck blew out and forced the vehicle off the road near exit 28. The truck traveled roughly 1000-feet before crashing into multiple trees and bursting into flames.
Fire department crews arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze. Harp was located deceased inside the truck. At this time, the investigation into this incident remains ongoing.
No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Harp at this time.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in New York
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