(UPDATE: 2 PM) 1 Airlifted After Crash Between DOT Truck, Semi

A crash between a New York State Department of Transportation truck and tractor-trailer briefly forced the closure of the eastbound lane of Interstate 90.

Firefighters and the New York State Police were called Tuesday to the interstate, between the Dunkirk and Westfield exits, around 12:30 p.m.

The driver of the DOT truck was reportedly uninjured in the collision, though two passengers required medical attention.

The driver of the semi was extricated from the cab about an hour after the crash. A helicopter was called to the scene, and the driver was airlifted to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The eastbound lane was briefly closed to traffic at the Westfield exit to allow the helicopter to land.

The cause of the crash wasn’t reported Tuesday.

Firefighters from Westfield, Fredonia and Ripley responded to the interstate. Hamzat crews had been summoned due to a diesel fuel spill but were later canceled.


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