Elba Man Dies in Thruway Crash

Written by on January 3, 2018

News Release: NY State Police

On January 2, 2018, at approximately 1:54 p.m., State Police Buffalo responded to the area of I-90, eastbound (mpm 417.2) for reports of a multiple vehicle personal injury motor vehicle accident.

Investigation at the scene revealed a tractor trailer that was traveling eastbound in the right lane of I-90, Town of Cheektowaga reacting to an accident ahead came to an abrupt stop. Edward Torres, age 64 of Elba, NY, was also traveling eastbound behind the trailer and was unable to stop. Torres subsequently struck the rear of the tractor trailer and was seriously injured. Torres was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Multiple people were treated for minor injuries; one person remains in serious condition. State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) and Thruway Maintenance assisted at the scene.

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