Two People Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

October 13, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 7:06 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Two People Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

October 13, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 7:06 AM EDT

EAST AMHERST (WKBW) New York State Police accident investigators are on the scene of a fatal crash on Transit Road in East Amherst, where two people were killed in a collision with a tractor trailer just after 12 p.m. today.

Troopers say a tractor trailer driving southbound on Transit Road south of Casey Road in East Amherst, when it drifted into oncoming traffic and struck a mini-van head on. Both vehicles then slid across the roadway and into a veterinary hospital and restaurant.

Two occupants of the van died on impact. Troopers say the victims were not from the Western New York area, and their identities will not be released until their families are notified.

The driver and passenger of the tractor trailer were not injured. The driver is being interviewed at the NYSP Clarence barracks. Troopers have expressed interest in reviewing the driver's logs and obtaining a blood sample.

Witnesses are being interviewed and troopers are consulting with the district attorney's office regarding charges.