February 20

Collision with MDOT snowplow kills driver of car

Police say the car crossed the center line and struck the plow, despite efforts by the plow driver to move out of the way.

The Associated Press

NEWBURGH — Police say one person is dead and another injured after a car collided with a state Transportation Department snowplow in Newburgh.

Police say the driver of a car apparently lost control on a slippery hill on Western Avenue at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. It was snowing at the time.

Trooper Douglas Franklin tells WABI-TV the car crossed the center line and struck the plow, despite efforts by the plow driver to move out of the way.

The male driver of the car was killed. A female passenger suffered minor injuries. The plow driver was unhurt.

No names were immediately released but the car’s two occupants were both 24 years old.

The crash remains under investigation.

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