Truck crash in Davenport Center

A tractor trailer crashed into a house on Rt. 23 in the town of Davenport Center at about 5 AM today. The truck was carrying formed concrete materials and lost control on the curve. The truck hit the Northwest corner of the small white house.

A resident of the house, Rhonda Hitchcock, was reported to have been killed in the accident. Her daughter and grandson who were also in the house and asleep received injuries and were taken to the hospital in Oneonta.

There was light slush on the road at the time that may have been a factor. The truck driver was also injured and taken to Oneonta Fox Hospital.

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Ramman says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 3:10 PM

Even posted limits and flashing lights mean nothing when roads are slippery,SLOWDOWN. By the way Denny A. Obama and Bush have nothing to do with it this is Driver error if nothing else!

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nick says ... on Tuesday, Feb 23 at 6:19 AM

it was not do to his speed the corner was a sheet of ice the dot needs to salt the roads better

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steve from long island says ... on Tuesday, Feb 23 at 12:46 AM

i went to a game dinner in oneonta saturday and all the people there had a 50 50 the winner retured the 550 dollars he won back to the family total was 1050 dollars it was all about coming together to help the family i love upstate

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Liz21 says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 2:02 PM

There is absolutely no reason to blame DOT here! I totally agree with Denny, Its well posted...and if you're doing the posted speed problems! Maybe drivers should pay some more attention to signs and such!

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thatdrivinggirl says ... on Sunday, Feb 21 at 11:04 PM

instead of blaming DOT. Drivers need to start taking actions for thier mistakes. I drive for my job, and I come across countless idiots on the road. It is always easy to pass the blame and the buck. I am sure the driver feels bad and guilty.

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quigs says ... on Saturday, Feb 20 at 8:45 AM

this was bound 2 happen the way trucks fly on this road at those hours. i live in davenport ctr. State troopers never pull any trucks over just cars. maybe they should put some more focus on them. on any given day between 4a.m @ 6a.m. way over 40mph.

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Denny A says ... on Saturday, Feb 20 at 12:46 AM

Yeah its a bad curb, but it is well marked, has a flashing yellow lights to get your attention well in advance. If you do the POSTED speed limit there is no problem. But hey, call King Obama cause there has got to be a way to blame this on G W Bush.

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laura says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 10:56 PM

We don't know the facts. I know the roads weren't so good this morning. I would imagine that the driver is feeling overwhelming grief. This is an awful tragedy and a reminder to all of us to drive responsibly. I am so sorry for this families loss

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Jonboy says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 7:15 PM

There are signs and arrows! Why did the load even come off the trailer?! Pay attention and slow down!! It was marked and reduced speed! I feel sorry for the family..

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jerri says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 6:16 PM

Very sad. How about instead of blaming DOT and the "dangerous curve" people need to learn to SLOW DOWN!!!!!!

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nytraveler says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 4:14 PM

This is so sad. Now state DOT needs to "fix" this dangerous curve.

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nytraveler says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 4:12 PM

Soooo sad. This is a dangerous curve and state DOT knows this.

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Kenny boy says ... on Friday, Feb 19 at 3:18 PM

If this is the curve I think it is, this is not the first time these houses have been damaged by a semi rig. There should be more of a warning about that curve. It seems like maybe 12 years ago there was a bad crash that killed the truck driver.

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