© 2024
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

State Police Investigate Fatal Thruway Truck Crash

The state police Thruway detail is investigating the cause of a tractor-trailer crash in central New York that claimed the driver's life.

Troopers say the truck was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the driver drifted off the highway's shoulder and hit the median guard rail and overturned in the Herkimer County town of Schuyler, just east of Utica.

Troopers on Thursday identified the driver as 37 year-old Travis Lambert of Belleville, Ontario. Police said the truck is owned by a company in Coteau Du Lac, Quebec.

The left lanes in each direction were closed for a time while the crash scene was cleaned up and the tractor-trailer removed.

© 2016 AP

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
Related Content