Semi-trucks Crash, Spilling Yogurt On I-86

ELLERY – Two tractor-trailers, one of which carried yogurt, crashed Thursday afternoon on I-86 westbound, according to New York State Police.

Police say one of the tractor-trailers, driven by Vasyl Gashenyuk, of Chicago, jackknifed before coming to rest.

The second tractor-trailer, driven by Tommy L. Stacy, of Ohio, reportedly hit the jackknifed tractor-trailer, causing the second tractor-trailer to disconnect before most of the yogurt spilled on I-86.

In total, police say 100 gallons of diesel, 15 gallons of oil, and a estimated 40,000 lbs yogurt spilled.

The second trailer reportedly continued over the guild rail and fell into an access ramp.

Stacy was reportedly injured and taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital.

State Police said I-86 westbound is currently closed as the investigation continues.

New York State Police was assisted by Bemus Point and Ashville Fire Crews, and the county HazMat and Emergency Services team.


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