State Police respond to a fatal commercial vehicle accident on I-87 in the village of Tarrytown

10 November 2023
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander


On November 10, 2023, at approximately 12:52 a.m., State Police responded to I-87 northbound in the village of Tarrytown for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

When troopers arrived, a tractor trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Richard A. Simmons, 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the GMMC Bridge, striking the guiderail and a storage outbuilding.

Simmons was pronounced deceased at the scene.

State Police were assisted by the NYS Thruway Authority, Tarrytown, Nyack, and Central Nyack Fire Departments along with Tarrytown Volunteer EMS and Greenburgh EMS.

The cause of the accident is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

Author: Harlem Valley News