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01 October 2018
Interstate 84 closed in the area of exit 17 due to serious motor vehicle crash

Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander

**Update - Initial investigation suggests at approximately 3:48 a.m., a 2015 Volvo tractor trailer operated by Sergio Khundiashvili, age 36, of Brooklyn, NY, was eastbound on Interstate 84 in the left lane, and for unknown reasons struck the median guard rail.  The trailer jumped the guard rail causing the entire rig to overturn, and land on the driver side.  Thomas W. Cipolla, age 52, of Beacon, NY, was also traveling eastbound in the left lane behind Khundiashvili.  Cipolla’s 1994 Toyota Camry struck the underside of the tractor trailer causing both vehicles to become engulfed in flames.
Cipolla was extricated by passerby’s and Khundiashvili.  Cipolla was transported to by Patterson EMS to Putnam Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the on-duty Emergency Room medical doctor.

Khundiashvili and his passenger were transported by Patterson Fire Department to Danbury Hospital for minor injuries.

Interstate 84 remained closed until approximately 2:35 p.m. due to the crash.**


Kent, New York - October 1, 2018, the New York State Police are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent, Putnam County. 
Interstate 84 eastbound will be closed for an extended period east of exit 17 (Ludingtonville Road/County Route 43). 
Traffic will be detoured off exit 17, onto NY State Route 52, to NY State Route 311, and then back to Interstate 84. 
Please use an alternate route if possible and please drive carefully. 


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