Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On July 15, 2020 at approximately 5:40 a.m., State Police responded to a tanker truck accident on the Adirondack Northway northbound, just south of exit 15.
The operator, 32-year-old Anthony J. Fronte of West Haven, CT, told troopers that he briefly fell asleep when he began to go off the roadway. The vehicle exited the east shoulder of the road, striking a curb and then a guide rail, before coming to rest in a ditch. The tanker truck became fully engulfed in flames causing damage to the Lake Avenue Bridge overpass, shutting northbound travel on the Northway until the early afternoon. There were no injuries reported as a result of the crash.