Dutchess County barn from 1865 destroyed by flames after car crashes into it
A driver is lucky to be alive after a fiery crash in Dutchess County.
Police say the driver crashed into a barn in Hughsonville around 3 a.m., causing a fire that quickly spread through the entire building.
The driver was rescued and survived the crash.
Wappinger officials say the barn is a historical landmark and dates back to 1865. It has been completely demolished.
Route 9D, between New Hamburg Road and Old Hopewell Road, and Middlebush Road were closed for several hours.
There is no word on what caused the crash.