20-year-old driver charged with DWI in 290 crash

Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 13:46:30-04

Gabrielle Rainville of Amherst has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a wrong-way crash involving a tanker truck on Saturday.

It happened around 4am in the westbound lane near the I-990 interchange. 

Part of I-290 was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Police say the 20-year-old woman was driving her car eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-290 and hit the truck head on. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to ECMC for treatment. The truck driver was not hurt.

In addition to a DWI charge, Rainville was also cited for numerous traffic violations.