Rt.12 Shut Down By Head-on Crash Between Van And Tractor Trailer
Published: September 6th, 2019
By: Zachary Meseck

Rt.12 shut down by head-on crash between van and tractor trailer (New York State Police Photo)

OXFORD – A tractor trailer caught fire following a head-on crash with a van at about 4:44 a.m. this morning between Oxford and Norwich along State Highway 12.

Officials said no one was killed in the crash that involved only the two drivers.

A collision occurred in a 55 mph area with the vehicles traveling in opposite directions. The crash left the driver of the van pinned inside the wreck and sparked a fire.

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According to Oxford Fire Department Chief Ron Martin, firefighters were dispatched at approximately 4:44 a.m. Friday morning.

Martin said upon arrival the tractor trailer was in flames, and there was a man trapped inside the van.

"The van looked like it was completely demolished," he said. "Because the driver of the tractor trailer was already out of the vehicle, extrication of the person in the van was our priority."

With a fire raging nearby he said it was probably the most challenging vehicle extraction the Oxford Fire Department has dealt with in a long time.


The Evening Sun

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