Fatal Highway Crash in Chautauqua County

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM EDT

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Fatal Highway Crash in Chautauqua County

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM EDT

High speeds on icy roads are to blame for the death of a truck driver in Chautauqua County.

Chautauqua County sheriffs say one tractor-trailer, driven by 48-year-old Theon Nelson, was stopped in the eastbound lane on I86 in the Town of Mina when a box truck, driven by 63-year-old Milton Frank Pertl, slammed into him.

Nelson was stopped due to another vehicle that had jack knifed in front of him. Pertl's truck ran into the rear of Nelson’s tractor-trailer.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses say Pertl was traveling too fast considering the icy conditions.

Nelson survived but his condition is unavailable at this time.