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Road Reopens After Fatal Crash In Dutchess

Slate Quarry Road is closed in Rhinebeck for a serious car crash.
Slate Quarry Road is closed in Rhinebeck for a serious car crash. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Update:

Slate Quarry Road in the Town of Rhinebeck reopened in both directions early Wednesday night after an ongoing hazmat cleanup after a serious motor vehicle crash.

Those traveling through that area were advised to use caution and allow for extra time, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash occurred in the afternoon, and was a fatality involving a propane truck and a passenger vehicle. No propane leaked from the truck, however a small amount of diesel fuel leaked from its fuel tank and is in the process of being cleaned up, the sheriff's office said. The passenger vehicle operator was pronounced dead at the scene, and the truck operator was uninjured.

Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

Earlier report:

Motorists will want to avoid the area of Slate Quarry Road near White School House Road in the Town of Rhinebeck due to a serious motor vehicle crash.

The road is currently closed for an accident investigation that occurred earlier Wednesday, and is expected to be closed for an extended period of time, said Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Capt. John Watterson just before 3 p.m.

Those traveling to and from that area are asked to use a different route and plan for extra travel time.

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