Delaware County Sheriff’s officials say the driver of a milk tanker escaped injuries in a crash that closed portion of State Highway 206 between the Walton village line and Lower Third Brook Road last week.

Delaware County Sheriff's photo
Delaware County Sheriff's photo

Deputies say 59-year-old Rogelio Rodriguez of Decatur, Indiana was driving the empty tanker owned by Moo Juice Express, Inc. of Berne Indiana at around 9:30 a.m. August 8 when he told authorities he briefly took his eyes off the road and hit guide cables and a tree.

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The Walton Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad and New York State Department of Transportation also responded to the scene about a half mile wet of Murphy Hill Road and assisted in traffic control during the investigation and clean up.

There has been no word regarding whether Rodriguez was ticketed.

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