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One critically injured after 18-wheeler collides with asphalt roller on Route 89

One person was critically hurt in a crash that shut down a state road in Seneca County on Tuesday.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to the area of State Route 89 and South Cayuga Lake Road in Ovid for a personal injury crash.

The accident involved a tractor-trailer and asphalt roller. Both vehicles were traveling south on Route 89 when the tractor-trailer was overtaking the asphalt roller and collided with it from behind.

The driver of the roller was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital. The victim is listed in critical condition, according to deputies.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Deputies and investigators were assisted at the scene by Ovid, Lodi, Romulus, Interlaken and Canoga volunteer fire departments in addition to South Seneca Ambulance, North Seneca Ambulance, LifeNet, Seneca County Coordinators, the New York State Police, New York State DEC and New York State DEC Spill Response.

The names of the drivers of the vehicles are being withheld at this time as the accident is still under investigation. More information will be released at a later date.

Photo Credit: Randall Dove.