Troopers: Man in critical condition after tanker rollover crash on Thruway in Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. —
The man who was behind the wheel of a tanker truck on the Thruway in Liverpool is in critical condition after a crash that shutdown the highway for hours, according to New York State Police.
The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on I-90 Eastbound near Exit 37, Electronics Parkway.
State Police say the driver is expected to be okay.
The crash shut down the eastbound lanes for more than three hours.
Just after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities say the lanes had reopened, except one as they tried to remove the vehicle involved in the rollover.
Troopers say there was such a large emergency response because they didn't know what the truck was carrying They later learned it was a form of ammonia.
It's unclear what caused the crash, the investigation is ongoing.