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590 Shut Down Near 490 Split, Tanker Trailer Accident

590 Shut Down Near 490 Split, Tanker Trailer Accident

Rochester, N.Y. – One person is dead in an accident that sent a truck off 490 West Bound, crashing into the 590 south bound lane in Brighton Monday afternoon.

The accident happened just after 1 p.m.

LaShay Harris with Rural Metro Medical Service says that Rural/Metro paramedics transported the driver of a tractor trailer to Strong Memorial Hospital. She says the driver of the tractor trailer was ejected and found next to the tractor. Bystanders pulled him away from the vehicle.

The driver of another vehicle was found dead at the scene.

Investigators say contents from the tractor trailer was spilled on the road, making the scene a potential Haz-Mat situation.

A spokeswoman with the State Department of Transportation says that 590 is closed in both direction between Blossom Road and 490. Cleanup crews are on standby to clear debris once the scene is cleared by investigators. She was unable to give any timetable on when the stretch of 590 will be open.

 

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