ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – One man has been ticketed in connection to the truck accident on Interstate 86 in Elmira Wednesday morning.

Christopher Allen, 45, of Primos, Pennsylvania was driving a truck carrying a load of plywood when he went off the road and into the ditch around 8:36 a.m. on January 26, according to new information from New York State Police.

Allen suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released. It took crews several hours to recover the truck from the embankment. State Police told 18 News that the load of plywood was still mostly in place when the truck was recovered.

Allen was ticketed for unsafe lane change and driving on the shoulder. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Elmira Court at a later date.


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Crews responded to a vehicle that went off the thruway in Elmira Wednesday morning.

Reports of the crash came into 18 News around 9:30 a.m. on January 26. Video from an 18 News reporter showed several fire trucks and police cars along the I-86 between Exits 54 and 56. Just before 3 p.m., crews could be seen lifting a truck back onto the roadway.

A State Trooper told 18 News that the truck rolled over off the road around 8:30 a.m. on January 26.

18 News has reached out to local law enforcement and fire departments and is waiting to hear back. This is a developing story and details will be provided as they become available.