CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY N.Y. (WKBW) — A snow plow operated by the NYS Thruway Authority was hit by a tractor trailer on I-90 in Chautauqua County while performing snow and ice clean up, according to a tweet by officials.
New York State Police report the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Town of Portland.
Investigators say a NYS Thruway Authority plow truck was in the right lane of the I-90, with emergency amber lights running, when it was hit by a tractor trailer. Both vehicles crashed through the guardrail and went into a ditch.
According to NYSP, the driver of the tractor trailer, 49-year-old Marvin Stacy, of Ohio, was seriously injured and air lifted to a hospital in Pennsylvania. Police say he is currently in stable condition. Stacy was also issued multiple vehicle and traffic violations.
A Thruway snow plow was hit by a tractor trailer on I-90 today in Western NY while performing snow and ice operations.— NYSThruwayAuthority (@NYSThruway) November 12, 2019
Remember to be alert when you see plows on the Thruway. These trucks travel slower than the speed limit. Slow down & use caution around them. #DontCrowdThePlow pic.twitter.com/HB4tGhjHhX
The driver and the passenger of the plow were taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
The crash remains under investigation.