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Two dead after hit-and-run crash involving tractor-trailer along NYS Thruway

New York State Police say they are investigating a hit-and-run fatal crash that occurred Friday morning between exits 46 and 47.

New York State Police Public Information Officer Mark O’Donnell said this happened at 4:20 a.m. near the Ontario rest stop, between exits 46 in Henrietta and 47 in Leroy.


A tractor-trailer was headed west in the far right lane, then crossed over multiple lanes to make a U-turn for an unknown reason.

Another vehicle traveling west behind the truck slammed into the back – sheering off the roof of the vehicle.

The man driving the car was killed in the collision; the woman who was riding int he passenger seat of the car was seriously injured, but later died.

The identities of those involved has not been released yet.


A piece of debris from the sheered off vehicle was found along Jefferson Road a while later. Deputies believe the tractor-trailer driver, who left the scene, stopped at the Double Tree Hotel.

The rig is described as a yellow Volvo truck with a sleeper cab pulling a trailer. The driver’s side will likely have severe damage to it.

Anyone with information is asked to call (585) 398-4100.

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