Box truck hits Hutchinson River Parkway overpass

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RYE BROOK -

A truck filled with moving supplies smashed into an overpass on the Hutchinson River Parkway Monday afternoon.

The collision beneath the Exit 27 overpass in Rye Brook caused hours of backup in the northbound lanes, as crews cleaned up the debris left behind.

Cardel Talton was the passenger of the Atlas truck that couldn't make it under the bridge. He and the driver were heading from Delaware to Connecticut for a residential moving job.

"We thought we could make it under the bridge," he says.

Talton says they were following his GPS, and were directed northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway - a place where trucks aren't allowed.

The truck ripped in half and debris destroyed a Mazda. News 12 has been told that the driver of the car made it out safely and was unharmed.

The movers say that the crash could have been prevented if they saw clear warning signs to get off the parkway.

“Instead of having signs on the floor or the ground, you should put them on the side because we're from Delaware. I've never been up this far, I don't know what a parkway is because we don't have these in Delaware,” said Talton.

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