Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash on Thruway

Two injured; Missing dog found safe

@JeffSlawson @WKBW

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Pembroke, N.Y. (WBEN) -  Emergency crews spent hours at the scene of a tractor trailer rollover on the 90 Westbound near the Pembroke exit Friday morning.

A big rig overturned around 4am, went off the Thruway and landed on Rt. 5.

Two people were taken to the hospital. 

WBEN has learned that a man and his wife were in the tractor trailer. The woman was extricated and taken to ECMC via Mercy Flight. The man was taken by ambulance. Both are expected to be okay.

There were two dogs in the truck, one was rushed to the vet, the other was missing.

Within a few hours, the missing dog was located.  A motorist saw the dog on the Eastbound side of the Thruway, stopped and picked up the dog and turned it over to a local animal control officer.

First responders told local media at the scene that the driver of the truck told them he had fallen asleep at the wheel.  The driver was conscious and walking around the scene of the crash. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. 

The right lane of the 90 Westbound was closed for several hours.  Rt. 5 was also closed in both directions from Rt 77 to Crittenden Rd in Pembroke.  

 

 

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