Crash In Southern Tier Claims A Life

July 2, 2011 Updated Jul 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Crash In Southern Tier Claims A Life

July 2, 2011 Updated Jul 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM EDT

GREAT VALLEY, NY ( WKBW ) Police are investigating a deadly crash along the Southern Tier.

Police say the driver of a U-Haul moving van swerved across the center line and slammed head on into a tractor trailer Friday.

The accident happened on Route 210 near Peth Road in the Town of Great Valley.

The driver of the moving van was killed instantly.

The victim is from Virginia, and police have not released his identity at the time of this posting.

Route 219 was closed in that area for several hours to clean up the scene and conduct an investigation. The roadway has since re-opened.