10 February 2023
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander


**UPDATE: Name Released** 

The State Police have identified the driver of the 2017 Ram cargo van who was killed in the crash on the Thruway in the village of Nyack on Friday, February 10, 2023, as Arnold Sanchez, 60, of Bronx, NY.  



Nyack, NY – On February 10, 2023, at approximately 7:00 a.m., State Police were dispatched to investigate a serious injury crash on I-87 northbound, in the village of Nyack, Rockland County.  The crash occurred in the area of mile marker 17.6, between exit 11 (West Nyack) and exit 12 (Nyack).   

A preliminary investigation at the scene determined a New York State Thruway Wrecker was providing traffic control for a disabled vehicle that was on the left shoulder, partially in the left lane.  While the disabled vehicle was being loaded by Congers Collision, a 2017 Ram ProMaster cargo van traveling in the left lane, rear-ended the Thruway Wrecker at a high rate of speed. 

The Wrecker was unoccupied at the time of the crash, while the Thruway driver was assisting with the disabled vehicle.  The driver of the Ram cargo van sustained serious injuries and was transported to Nyack Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  No other injuries were reported.    

Troopers on scene were assisted by Troop T CVEU (Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit), Troop F BCI and CRU (Collision Reconstruction Unit), as well as Thruway Traffic Safety.  The investigation is ongoing.  More information will be released when it becomes available. 



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