SILVER CREEK – A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene of a serious crash involving a fuel tanker on Route 20 near Silver Creek.
Chautauqua County Fire Dispatch reports the crash happened mid-morning Tuesday on the Route 20 overpass of Interstate-90 near Aldrich Road.
At least one person suffered serious burns after a tanker truck struck another vehicle head-on and subsequently caught fire. Around 10:30 a.m. the fire was reported to be extinguished.
Reports from the scene indicate that part of the truck was left hanging over I-90 following the accident.
The Chautauqua County HAZMAT crew was also called to the scene to help fight flames.
Route 20 is closed eastbound and westbound from Old Main Road to Stebbins Road as a result of the crash.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.