Multiple Crashes Along the Thruway

January 7, 2011 Updated Jan 7, 2011 at 6:16 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Multiple Crashes Along the Thruway

January 7, 2011 Updated Jan 7, 2011 at 6:16 PM EDT

West Seneca, NY (WKBW-TV)

A heavy blast of snow today made for a miserable ride along the NYS Thruway between Cheektowaga and West Seneca Friday.

Here's the latest press release from NYS Troopers:

At 12:25PM while responding to another accident on the Thruway, state police came upon an accident on I-90 westbound between exit 53 (I-190) and 54 (State route 400) involving 3 tractor-trailers and 4 passenger vehicles. All but the far left lane were initially blocked by the accident. The operator of vehicle 7 was taken via ambulance to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital for minor injuries. The Thruway was closed westbound at exit 53 (I-190) for about ½ hour at approximately 1:10PM while the accident scene was cleared. The Thruway was re-opened with two lanes open at approximately 1:35PM and all 4 lanes were re-opened at 2:45PM.

Vehicle 1: 2008 Toyota
Operator: Bridgette Heintz (age 32) of Cheektowaga

Vehicle 2: 2008 International tractor-trailer
Operator: James Moore Jr. of Newark, OH
Owner: Mid State Systems Inc., 9455 Lancaster Rd., Hebron, OH 43025

Vehicle 3: 2002 Chevy Blazer
Operator: Donald Printup (age 32) of Niagara Falls

Vehicle 4: 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer
Operator: Dale Johnston (age 44) of Curwensville, PA
Owner: Milton Transportation Inc., 5505 State Rt. 4058, Milton, PA 17847

Vehicle 5: 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer
Operator: Michael Beeson (age 26) of Thomasville, NC
Owner: D&D Delivery Service Inc., 717 Railroad Ave., Thomasville, NC 27360

Vehicle 6: 2004 Ford Utility Van
Operator: Paul Oship (age 56) of Tonawanda, NY
Owner: City of Tonawanda Board of Education

Vehicle 7: 2007 Honda
Operator: Dawn Fuglisi (age 50) of Orchard Park

Hanover, NY – serious injury accident on I-90

On I-90 eastbound just before the exit 58 exit ramp (Silvercreek interchange) a bob-tail tractor (tractor-trailer operating without a trailer) drifted off the right shoulder, went through a guide rail, down a small embankment and rolled over coming to rest on it’s roof. The operator was extricated by fire personnel and taken via ambulance to Lakeshore Memorial Hospital for treatment of head and internal injuries. He was then airlifted via Star Flight to ECMC in Buffalo.

Vehicle: 1990 Freightliner
Owner/operator: Robert Oliver (age 51) of York, Ontario, Canada.

Kendra Eaglin is following this story and will have more tonight.