Tractor Trailer & Snowplow collide on Thruway

Accident happened well west of here. Just a reminder to slow down and be alert. Especially on snowy roads.

State Police investigate a personal injury crash between a tractor trailer and snow plow on I-90, in the town of Dewitt.


Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.

 Troop T Commander


Dewitt, NY - On January 5, 2020, at approximately 11:05 p.m., State Police responded to a crash on I-90 eastbound, in the area of mile marker 276.5, in the town of Dewitt. The investigation determined the driver of a 2009 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling eastbound in the right lane when it rear ended a New York State Thruway Authority snow plow, also in the right lane.   

The driver of the tractor trailer, Miroslaw Skoczylas, 59, of Whitby, Ontario, then lost control and struck several delineators while going off the roadway. 

The impact of the crash caused the plow to rotate, facing the wrong direction. Thruway employee, Leanard M. Cage, 61, of Cicero, NY, suffered non-life threatening injuries to his arm and leg. 

Skoczylas suffered non-life threatening facial injuries and was issued vehicle and traffic violations.

Both drivers were transported to Upstate Medical Center. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded to the scene to assist with fuel and oil spill clean-up.  

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