Trash truck crashes and catches fire

A Waste Management truck crashed through several backyards of homes along Long Branch Road off the New York State Thruway Friday morning.

The call came in just before 9:30.

According to emergency crews, the truck veered off the road and crashed through the backyards.

The truck caught fire.

Neighbors and construction workers nearby got the driver out before the fire reached the cab of the truck.

The driver was taken to the hospital.  There is no word yet on his injuries.

State police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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