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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Creek

A tractor-trailer crashed on I-86 this morning and then dove into Ishua Creek just west of the Hinsdale exit.

The driver, 51-year-old Jeffrey Spencer of Ohio was still in the cab of the truck when firefighters got there to find the entire rig halfway submerged.

A swiftwater rescue team was called in to get Spencer out of the truck. He was taken to Olean General Hospital for evaluation. Portville Truck was able to get the tractor-trailer out of the creek, but it had to stay on the side of the road until all the water drained out of it.

Police haven’t said yet what caused the accident but they do say it was raining and the road was slick when the crash happened at around 9 a.m.

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