Fatal accident on Thruway

CANAJOHAIRE – A fatal accident occurred on the New York State Thruway Monday morning after a tow truck driver was struck while assisting a disabled vehicle, according to state police.

Troopers said the M.W. Roosevelt and Son Inc. driver, was struck by a tractor trailer on the right side lane on the westbound portion between the Canajohaire and Little Falls exits near mile post 193 at around 6:26 a.m. this morning. According to the company’s Facebook page, the driver was part-time employee James Homkey, a volunteer firefighter for the Canajoharie Fire Department.

Troopers said the investigation into the accident is continuing. Since the investigation is still ongoing, there is no word yet on tickets in this accident.

The right hand lane was closed between exits 28 in Fultonville and Exit 29 in Canajoharie due to the accident.

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