NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
On March 24th, 2020, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the New York State Police at SP Painted Post investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident, that occurred on West Hill Road in the Town of Hornby.
Initial investigations revealed that a Casella Waste Management garbage truck was travelling westbound and left the roadway, striking a number of trees. The operator, identified as twenty-four-year-old Tony Horton, from Sayre, PA, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The New York State Police along with the NYSP Troop E Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit were assisted at the scene by the Town of Hornby and Village of Painted Post Fire Departments, AMR Ambulance, and Rinwalske Towing.