Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged In Monday Crash

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CASSADAGA – The tractor-trailer driver in Monday’s tractor-trailer versus semi is charged with following too closely, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. 

Hristu Sacu, 65, of Sterling Heights, Mi., reportedly couldn’t stop his tractor-trailer in time when Helen J. Runge, 75, of Cassadaga attempted to make a left turn onto Luce Road.

Sacu then struck a utility pole where he exited the west side of the roadway. Runge was transported to Brooks Hospital by Cassadaga Fire Department for a shoulder injury.

Sacu was issued the traffic ticket and released at the scene.

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