Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Closes Route 9A For Nearly 12 Hours

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The accident that has closed Route 9A reportedly occurred after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a car..
The accident that has closed Route 9A reportedly occurred after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a car.. Photo Credit: Kemper Fire Wire
Traffic being rerouted in Briarcliff following the accident
Traffic being rerouted in Briarcliff following the accident Photo Credit: Sam Barron
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Route 9A in Briarcliff Manor was closed for nearly 12 hours after a fatal multi-vehicle accident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon.

Westchester County Police confirmed that the accident occurred after a tractor trailer veered into oncoming traffic.

The accident, at Pleasantville Road, was reported at approximately 3:50 p.m.

The ramp to the northbound Taconic State Park also was closed as a result of the accident and the ongoing investigation at the scene being led by Mount Pleasant Police.

According to LoHud, a tarp covered a red Acura whose driver was killed. A black Toyota Prius was also involved in the accident, according to LoHud. The injured were taken to a hospital.

The accident caused severe traffic on Route 9A with southbound traffic being rerouted through Pleasantville Road in Briarcliff and northbound traffic exiting at Route 117. Heavy traffic also occurred on 9A North heading into Ossining.

Sam Barron contributed to this report. 

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I am not sure how a truck could veer into oncoming traffic at this part of 9A. There is a metal divider along that stretch. Possibly went the wrong way on entrance ramp the but that would be a stretch as well.

Please don't tell me it was one of those garbage haulers that crossed. those guys are animals!

That is a nightmare. Read somewhere else there was a tarp covering the entire car. :^(