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2 injured in crash between SUV and dump truck in town of Hammond

Two people were hurt and a dump truck loaded with rocks overturned after colliding with an SUV...
Two people were hurt and a dump truck loaded with rocks overturned after colliding with an SUV in St. Lawrence County Tuesday morning.(Lenny Bickelhaupt)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 1:14 PM EDT
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TOWN OF HAMMOND New York (WWNY) - Two people were hurt and a dump truck loaded with rocks overturned after colliding with an SUV in St. Lawrence County Tuesday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 12 and County Route 6 in the town of Hammond.

According to state police, an SUV driven by 84-year-old Alice Boucher of Boca Raton, Florida, drove through the intersection, failing to see the dump truck traveling north on State Route 12.

The dump truck, driven by 56-year-old Stanley Bach Jr. of Cape Vincent, collided with the SUV. The dump truck, owned by Clayton Sand and Gravel, overturned onto its driver’s side.

Two people were hurt and a dump truck loaded with rocks overturned after colliding with an SUV...
Two people were hurt and a dump truck loaded with rocks overturned after colliding with an SUV in St. Lawrence County Tuesday morning.(Lenny Bickelhaupt)

According to Hammond Fire Chief Lenny Bickelhaupt, the dump truck’s entire load of rocks scattered everywhere. The truck also leaked a small amount of diesel fuel, he said.

State police said Boucher was transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg for neck pain, while Bach was taken to River Hospital in Alexandria Bay for shoulder pain.

The crash closed Route 12 between Pleasant Valley and Factory roads for a time. It reopened at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers from Brier Hill, Morristown and Alexandria Bay fire departments also responded to the scene.

Bickelhaupt said crews from the state departments of transportation and environmental conservation were cleaning up the rocks and fuel.

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