Contact Us
Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
Return to your home site

Menu

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Nearby Sites

  • North Orange
    serves Crawford, Hamptonburgh, Middletown, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh & Wallkill
  • West Orange
    serves Deerpark, Greenville, Middletown, Minisink, Mount Hope, Port Jervis & Wawayanda
  • South Orange
    serves Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Highlands, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick & Woodbury
  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Ulster Sullivan
    serves Fallsburg, Kingston, Liberty, Mamakating, Monticello, New Paltz, Saugerties, Thompson, Ulster & Wawarsing
  • East Dutchess
    serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
  • Northwest Dutchess
    serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck
Police & Fire

Driver Killed After Truck Crashes Into Bar In Poughkeepsie

Junior's Lounge
Junior's Lounge Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

This story has been updated.

One person was killed after a truck plowed into the front of a popular Hudson Valley bar and music venue.

The crash took place in Dutchess County around 10:40 a.m. on Monday, June 20 in the Town of Poughkeepsie at Junior's Lounge at 504 Salt Point Turnpike.

Responding officers found the 2020 Peterbilt tractor pulling a dump truck partially in the establisgment when officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash, said Hyde Park Police Chief Robert Benson.

The building was occupied by two people when the Peterbilt struck it, Benson said.

Both were evacuated and suffered minor injuries, Benson noted.

The driver of the truck, who has not been identified pending notification of family, died as a result of injuries suffered during the crash, police said.

The accident is being investigated by the state police and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Additional information is expected to be released on Tuesday, June 21, Benson said. 

The Roosevelt Fire Department was assisted by multiple fire and rescue departments. 

Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.