Delaware County Sheriff’s officials say the driver of a milk tanker escaped injuries in a crash that closed portion of State Highway 206 between the Walton village line and Lower Third Brook Road last week.

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Deputies say 59-year-old Rogelio Rodriguez of Decatur, Indiana was driving the empty tanker owned by Moo Juice Express, Inc. of Berne Indiana at around 9:30 a.m. August 8 when he told authorities he briefly took his eyes off the road and hit guide cables and a tree.

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The Walton Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad and New York State Department of Transportation also responded to the scene about a half mile wet of Murphy Hill Road and assisted in traffic control during the investigation and clean up.

There has been no word regarding whether Rodriguez was ticketed.

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