Driver killed, child in critical condition following crash

Published Sep 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF MARTINSBURG — The driver of a car that collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Route 12 was killed Sunday, while their 9-year-old passenger is in critical condition at a Syracuse hospital.

State Police at Lowville said a 2017 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by Robert L. Armstrong Jr., 47, of Florida, was northbound when for unknown reasons, a 2008 Honda Civic that was southbound at the time, operated by Terence B. Gamble, 44, of Millbrook, Dutchess County, crossed over into the northbound lane, striking the rig at 3:30 p.m.

Gamble was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. The 9-year-old passenger was airlifted to SUNY Upstate Medical Center.

The investigation continues.