Man dies in RV crash on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage; woman hurt

Firefighters are in the process of cutting their way into the vehicle in an attempt to rescue anyone trapped inside. (5/5/14)

OLD BETHPAGE - A man has died and a woman is injured after their RV crashed into a tree and a utility pole, then tipped on a steep embankment in Old Bethpage.

It happened on Round Swamp Road. Police say the 71-year-old man was driving and apparently suffered a medical condition at the wheel. His wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle, has been hospitalized.

Firefighters had to cut their way into the vehicle to extricate the victims, whose identities have not  been released.

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Fire officials say high-tension wires above the road and a propane tank inside the RV added to the danger of the accident.

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