A section of Route 17 in eastern Broome County was closed following a crash involving a tractor-trailer that overturned.

The crash occurred near the Damascus exit in the town of Windsor shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday.

READ MORE: Reports of Tractor Trailer Overturning On Route 17

According to New York State Police, the driver of the truck was hurt. The 64-year-old man from the Bronx was transported to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Investigators said a utility pole with wires and about 200 feet of guide rail were damaged.

The truck is registered to Lae Transport Corporation of Newark, New Jersey.

A tractor-trailer went of Route 17 in Damascus on February 11, 2021. (Photo: New York State Police)

The trailer unit of the rig plunged off the highway between two bridges over State Line Road.

The crash was attributed to unsafe speed and an unsafe lane change.

Both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of Route 17 were closed for a time after the crash.

This story was updated with new information from New York State Police.

New York State Department of Transportation workers assisted at the scene of a Route 17 truck crash. (Photo: @NYSDOTBGM/Twitter)
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