The Town of Poughkeepsie man who was killed after being struck by an empty dump truck and then a car on Lime Kiln Road late Thursday night has been identified.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the victim, 44-year-old Rudolph Thompson of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was struck while in the southbound lane of Lime Kiln Road by a 2012 Peterbilt tractor hauling an empty dump trailer. The truck, which was traveling south, stopped immediately after the collision. After being hit by the tractor, Thompson was then struck a few moments later by a 2008 Ford Focus. He was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the Peterbilt was identified as 53-year-old Philip Silvarole from Scottsville. The driver of the Ford was identified as 24-year-old Andrew Lavery of Carmel. Neither driver was injured.
The incident was uncovered around 10 p.m. Thursday when East Fishkill Police responded to a report of a person struck by a truck on Lime Kiln Road in Hopewell Junction, said Chief Kevin Keefe.
Upon arriving the officers located Thompson on the roadway and two vehicles which had stopped after being involved in the incident.
The Incident occurred on a four-lane portion of Lime Kiln Road between Shenandoah Road and the Lime Kiln Road Extension which was closed until 2:40 a.m. Friday.
The department was assisted at the scene by the state police, the East Fishkill Fire Department and Fire Police, Mobile Life paramedics, and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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