Victim of Fatal Accident on Thruway Identified

September 5, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 5, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Police say Brenden C. Ballacchino, 26, of Orchard Park was struck and killed by a tractor trailer shortly after four Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred during rush hour and caused major backup for eastbound traffic.

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team and Investigators responded to the scene. No other injuries were reported.