New York State Police have released the name of the woman killed in a crash on the Thruway in Lancaster.
Investigators say Dr. Ellen Volpe, 45, of Rochester was heading westbound on the I-90 around 9:45 Thursday morning when her vehicle was hit from behind by a Freightliner box truck between exits 48a and 49.
The impact caused Volpe's 2009 Honda to strike several other vehicles.
Volpe was pronounced dead at the scene.
7 Eyewitness News has learned that Volpe is a nursing faculty member at University at Buffalo.
Marsha Lewis, Dean of the School of Nursing issued this statement:
"The School of Nursing and entire UB community is shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Ellen was a beloved professor if the School of Nursing and a very talented teacher and researcher. She will be greatly missed."
One other person involved in the crash was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have not announced any charges against the truck driver.
The crash remains under investigation.