Truck crashes into Junior's Lounge on Salt Point Turnpike; driver dies, two rescued

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Correction: An earlier version of this article identified the location as being in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

A truck plowed into a pub on Monday, leaving the vehicle's driver dead, according to state police.

Hyde Park Police reported a 2020 Peterbilt tractor pulling a dump trailer hit the building at 504 Salt Point Turnpike. The structure, located just north of the Town of Poughkeepsie border, also houses apartments.

Two other people were rescued in the crash into Junior's Lounge, according to Hyde Park Police. They sustained minor injuries.

The incident was reported around 10:45  a.m. Monday. The pub opens daily at 11 a.m.

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State Trooper Steven Nevel could not confirm if a string of crashes along Salt Point Turnpike were tied to the incident.

Various fire agencies responded to the scene, including Arlington, City of Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Roosevelt and a combined specialized building collapse team.

Servepro, a professional cleaning company, is located across Edgewood Drive from the pub. On Monday, state police were questioning people in the parking lot.

A building partially collapsed after it was struck by a vehicle on Salt Point Turnpike in Poughkeepsie on Monday, June 20, 2022.
A building partially collapsed after it was struck by a vehicle on Salt Point Turnpike in Poughkeepsie on Monday, June 20, 2022.

The pub is a popular music venue. It also has an outdoor stage, where people bring lawn chairs and listen to their favorite local bands.

Salt Point Turnpike remained closed in the area Monday afternoon, reopening in the evening.

Kelly Marsh contributed to this report. Nancy Cutler writes about People & Policy. Click here for her latest stories. Follow her on Twitter at @nancyrockland

This article originally appeared on Poughkeepsie Journal: Crash at Junior's Lounge: Driver dies, two rescued