Kirkwood, NY (April 18, 2020) – Around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, one person was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer accident that took place in Kirkwood.
According to police, the collision took place in the southbound lanes of I-81. Preliminary investigations found that the tractor-trailer was driving southbound when it crossed over the median and struck a car head-on.
The tractor-trailer continued onward and struck a sign, where it then stopped in a wooded area. The car was pinned to the front of the truck the entire time.
Numerous emergency responders were called to assist at the scene of the accident. The driver of the passenger vehicle was identified as 80-year-old David Sheeran. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in New York
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