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State Police investigate a fatal crash on I-390 in the town of Wayland with multiple passengers

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From the NY State Police:

On August 19, 2023, at approximately 9:18 a.m., SP Wayland troopers responded to a rollover accident that was on I-390 northbound in the Town of Wayland.

A preliminary investigation revealed three families were traveling from Norristown, PA, to Niagara Falls for a family vacation in a 2005 Ford E-350 van. While the van was traveling northbound on I-390, the rear passenger tire failed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway on the west shoulder and into the median, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times before coming to rest.

There were 13 occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Nine victims were taken via ambulance to Nicholas-Noyes Hospital in Dansville. One of those victims was a pregnant female who succumbed to her injuries; however, the baby was successfully delivered by the hospital staff. The infant has been transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. One victim was taken by ambulance to St. James Hospital in Hornell. Two victims were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. One male subject was pronouced deceased at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner. The identity of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.

New York State Police was assisted at the scene by NYS DOT, Bath Ambulance, Bath VA Ambulance, Hornell Ambulance, Springway Ambulance, Cohocton Valley Ambulance, Springwater Ambulance, AMR, Wayland Fire Department, Perkinsville Fire Department, Life Net 77, Mercy Flight, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

New York State Police assets that responded were the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Collision Reconstruction Unit, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, and our Violent Crime Investigative Team.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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