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Poughkeepsie Journal (NY)
December 10, 2008

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Driver who damaged pole sought
Author: STAFF
Article Text:Dutchess County sheriff's deputies were continuing their search Tuesday night for a tow-truck operator who fled in his truck after a trailer he was towing broke loose and smashed into a utility pole on Route 343 in the Town of Washington.

The accident happened at about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Route 343 and Chestnut Ridge Road. The intersection remained closed late into the evening while crews made repairs to the pole and removed debris from the crash, Sgt. Mark Femenella said.

Witnesses told sheriff's deputies a tow truck was towing the trailer of a tractor trailer westbound on Route 343 when the trailer came unhitched and slammed into the pole, knocking it down and strewing wires across the highway, Femenella said. The tow truck was described as a large, multi-axle vehicle painted white with blue lettering and a phone number starting with area code 201.

The damaged trailer was inscribed with Finnegan's Warehouse Corp. Deputies are also looking for a tractor trailer with Finnegan's Warehouse Corp. written on it. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 845-486-3800.
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Record Number: pgh58562690

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