Caribou truck driver dies in fiery NY crash

Posted Aug. 16, 2012, at 4:18 p.m.

RICHMONDVILLE, N.Y. — Police have identified the truck driver from Maine who died earlier this week when his rig sailed off an interstate overpass in upstate New York and hit a passenger vehicle on the route below, setting both vehicles ablaze.

State police say the crash happened about noon Sunday in the town of Richmondville, 40 miles west of Albany. The truck had been heading west on an I-88 overpass.

The truck driver, 47-year-old Jeffrey Mueller of Caribou, Maine, was found dead in the wreckage. He was identified through dental records.

Two people in the smaller vehicle, 36-year-old Crescent Ives and 15-year-old Kilee Ives, both of Worcester, NY, were taken to Westchester Medical Center with serious burns. They were still being treated Thursday.

The investigation is continuing.

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