WAVERLY, N.Y. (WETM) – I-86E in Waverly was reopened after several hours amid a tractor-trailer accident involving two other vehicles.
A New York State Police investigation at the scene reveals that an SUV was traveling in the right lane of State Route 17 east when, for an unknown reason, it struck the guide rail on the right side of the road. The SUV then went into the path of a pick-up truck that was in the left lane causing the SUV to get struck. The SUV then went into the path of a tractor trailer in the right lane and was t-boned.
The female driver of the SUV and the male passenger of the SUV were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in serious condition.
The drivers of the pick-up truck and tractor trailer did not report an injuries.
New York State Police identified the driver of the SUV as 80-year-old Delia G. McCutcheon of Westfield and the passenger as Harold S. McCutcheon, 79. The pickup truck driver was identified as David D. Diorio, 51 of Richford, NY, and the tractor-trailer driver has been identified as Ihor Solotwa, 62 of Ontario, Canada.
Traffic was backed up on the eastside to the Wilawana exit on I-86. New York State Police and Waverly Police are on scene.
The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit responded to the scene. Members of the Waverly Police Department, the Department of Transportation, Wavery Fire Department, South Waverly Fire Department, Nichols Fire Department, Sayre Fire Department, Sayre Police Department and Greater Valley EMS all assisted.
Troopers were also assisted by off-duty EMS members in the area who stopped and assisted the occupants of the vehicle before ambulances arrived.
18 News will have more information on the crash as it becomes available.