On Friday, October 11, the City of Newburgh Police Department received a call about a vehicle fire on North Street near the Powell Avenue intersection.
Upon police arrival the City of Newburgh Fire Department was attempting to put out a vehicle fire. The vehicle, a Chevy Suburban, was fully engulfed in flames. It was learned that the vehicle was traveling east on North Street when it crashed into the back of a dump truck that was stopped at the red traffic light at North Street and Powell Avenue.
Once the Fire Department was able to put out the fire, the driver of the Chevy Suburban was located deceased still inside the vehicle. The medical examiner was called to the scene and will determine the cause of death. The identity of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The accident is still being investigated and no further information will be released at this time.