Truck Overturns in Delaware County
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019, Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies and members of the East Branch and Hancock Fire and Emergency Squads, along with the Town of Hancock Ambulance and New York State Department of Transportation crews, responded to a 911 report of an over-turned tractor trailer on St. Hwy. 17 in the Town of Hancock, near the Horton exit.
Upon arrival on scene, it was determined that the driver of the truck, 27 year-old Cody R. Camp of Barton, NY, had only sustained minor injuries. Camp was evaluated at the scene and declined further medical treatment.
Investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies revealed that Camp was traveling in an easterly direction when he fell asleep and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The tractor trailer subsequently struck the guard rails, causing the truck to over-turn and the attached box trailer to rupture. A quantity of the truck’s mixed freight, which included pharmaceutical products, was spilled as a result of the accident and was subsequently recovered.
One eastbound lane of the highway was closed to traffic by the New York State Department of Transportation and remained closed during the course of the accident investigation, the removal of the tractor trailer, it’s freight and scene clean-up by Don Oralls’ Garage and Prestige Towing & Recovery and the completion of temporary guardrail repairs by NYS DOT crews.
Sheriff’s Deputies were also assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, CVS Pharmacy Loss Prevention personnel and Ryder Truck Rental personnel.
Camp was issued a traffic summons for unsafe lane change and directed to answer the charge in the Town of Hancock Court on a later date.