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Marcy, NY – On March 6, 2018, at approximately 11:23 p.m., New York State Police responded to the area of I-90, eastbound (mpm 237.1) for reports of a Tractor Trailer vs passenger car personal injury motor vehicle accident.
Investigation at the scene revealed a 2015, black Chevrolet Cruz traveling eastbound I-90, Town of Marcy being operated by Anthony Lopez, age 40 of Yorkville, NY lost control of his vehicle and struck the south guiderail. The vehicle came to rest facing south situated across both lanes of travel. A 2015, blue Freightliner tractor trailer being operated by Surindra Phulnauth, age 47 of Bronx, NY was also traveling eastbound and was unable to avoid the disabled vehicle in the lane. Phulnauth’s truck struck the disable vehicle in the passenger side. The passenger in the Chevrolet Cruz Bridget M. Shantal, age 23 of Oriskany Falls, NY was confirmed deceased on the scene. Anthony Lopez, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Surindra Phulnauth was transported by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated by New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) along with our Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) and B.C.I. (Bureau of Criminal Investigation). Thruway Maintenance assisting at the scene. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.