Driver hospitalized after truck crash, sewage spill

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KATONAH -

A driver was hospitalized after a truck crash in Katonah that resulted in an apparent sewage spill.

The incident occurred on Amawalk Road around 3 p.m. The driver was conscious when he was pulled from the wreckage and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Officials say the truck was carrying 5,000 gallons of sewage, along with approximately 40 gallons of hydraulic fluid and 60 gallons of diesel.

The Department of Environmental Protection was on scene along with multiple other agencies including the Somers Fire Department and state police.

The crash occurred with close proximity to the Muscoot River, which is connected to the Amawalk Reservoir and the Muscoot Reservoir – both of which are part of the New York City water supply system. 

News 12 reached out to the DEP to see what kind of damage the spill may have caused, but they did not provide definitive answers. 

State police told News 12 that they do not believe the sewage seeped into the river. 

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