**Major Motor Vehicle Accident**
By Chief of Department
January 18, 2023

At 10:24 hours, the Purchase Fire Department along with Port Chester Rescue 40 & Harrison EMS were dispatched to Interstate 287 WB in the area of Interstate 684 for a truck on top of a vehicle with extrication. Units arrived on-scene to find a tractor trailer that came off Interstate 684 and landed below on Interstate 287 striking a van on the roadway. Firefighters worked alongside each other to extricate the driver of the van using numerous Hurst tools. The driver was extricated and removed and transported to a trauma center by EMS personnel. Unfortunately, there was one fatality on-scene, and the accident is being investigated by the New York State Police. Units operated for approximately 7 hours assisting numerous agencies.

Units On-Scene:

Purchase FD: Cars 2411, 2412, Engines 240, 241, Rescue 30, Ladder 53, Utility 10.

Port Chester FD: Cars 2391, 2393, Rescue 40

Harrison EMS

White Plains FD/EMS

New York State Police, Harrison PD, New York State Thurway, NYS DEC, Vincents/Hannigans Towing

Stand-by In Purchase HQ:

West Harrison FD: Car 2502, Engine 265

Harrison FD: Car 2162, 2163, Tower Ladder 24