20 December 2019
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Captain Daniel Lyons
Acting Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On December 18, 2019 at 8:29 A.M., Troopers out of SP Amity responded to I-86 eastbound in the town of Friendship.  Further investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Econoline traveling eastbound in the driving lane and went into the passing lane striking the front bumper of a 2000 Peterbilt tractor trailer hauling thirty-two cows.  Both vehicles left the roadway striking a ditch then a tree.  The operator of the 2007 Ford, John R. Shaw, 32 of Newfane, NY was ejected and deceased at the scene.  Nine cows were deceased at the scene. 

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and NYSP Commercial Reconstruction Unit assisted in this investigation.
 
This is still an ongoing investigation.
 
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