Jack-Knifed Truck Causes Chain-Reaction Crash On I-86

SHERMAN — A tractor-trailer that jack-knifed on Interstate 86 caused a chain-reaction crash Friday night in the town of Sherman.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said 62-year-old Covic Ismet, of Lakewood, Ohio, was westbound on the Southern Tier Expressway around 8 p.m. when he lost control of the tractor-trailer and jack-knifed. The truck ended up blocking both lanes of the road, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Robert Blake, 59, of Copley Ohio, was directly behind the truck and was unable to stop at the time of the crash. Blake’s vehicle struck the right rear corner of the semi.

Kevin Polo, 30 of Clymer, was behind Blake and was also unable to stop in time. Polo’s vehicle struck Blake’s in the right rear corner.

Blake was transported to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., for minor injuries.

I-86 was closed to traffic until the vehicles were removed, the Sheriff’s Office said. No charges were filed.