CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — State police tell 7 Eyewitness News, a 74-year-old man is dead, after an overnight accident on the 90 westbound.
We've learned Robert Greene, of Buffalo, was killed by a driver, while he was walking across the Thruway.
I’m learning more about the 74-year-old man who was hit and killed on the Thruway near the Galleria this morning. This is Robert “Bobby” Greene. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/JvkJkSr2ZB— Hannah Buehler (@HannahBuehler) July 12, 2019
Greene was pushing a shopping cart full of cans and bottles near the Walden exit. Police say the driver was unable to stop in time. The accident happened about 3:00 a.m. Friday.
Police say the driver, from Orchard Park, was not hurt and showed no signs of impairment.
It does not appear any charges have been filed, which is why we are not naming the driver.
First responders are investigating an incident on the 90 Westbound between the Walden Ave exits (right by the Galleria). 90W is single lane traffic at the moment. No official word on what they’re investigating. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/BFB61KNMeI— David -- "BNL" (@PhotogWKBW) July 12, 2019
When the members of our crew arrived, they could see multiple troopers surrounding a pickup truck near the Walden Avenue exit on the westbound side.
American Medical Response responded to the scene, but said they did not transport anyone because the victim was deceased.
As a result of the investigation, the roadway was reduced to one lane of traffic.
The scene was still visible from NITTEC cameras as of 4:30 a.m.