Contact Us
Somers Daily Voice serves Somers, NY
Return to your home site

Menu

Somers Daily Voice serves Somers, NY

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: New Days-Long Hutch Closure Scheduled
police & fire

Details Emerge In Crash That Caused I-684 Closure For 15 Hours

A driver fell asleep before his pickup truck slammed into an overhead pole backing up I-684 for 15 hours.
A driver fell asleep before his pickup truck slammed into an overhead pole backing up I-684 for 15 hours. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

The driver of a pickup truck that smashed into a pole that supported an overhead highway sign on I-684 told New York State Police he fell asleep before the crash occurred.

The driver, who has not been named, hit the pole in Katonah around 4:48 a.m. Sunday, closing the busy interstate for more than 15 hours.

The truck moved the concrete median about 20-feet, breaking bolts, but the driver did not receive any serious injuries, said Trooper AJ Hicks.

Getting a special crane to the area to move the sign and truck, which couldn't be moved because the assembly would collapse, was the main holdup in reopening the highway, Hicks said.

A group of troopers had to be sent to escort the truck with the giant crane to the scene because of the backed-up traffic, he added.

Southbound traffic was diverted off I-684 at Exit 8 in Croton Falls while the scene was cleared. The southbound lanes finally re-opened around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Information was not immediately available as to whether the driver was charged or written a ticket.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Somers Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Somers Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.