24 May 2022
Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander


State Police are investigating a crash on I-90 in the town of Hamburg that involved a New York State Trooper.
On May 24, 2022, at about 2:40 p.m., Trooper Kenneth Filipski was driving eastbound on I-90 in Hamburg when his patrol vehicle was struck from behind. Trooper Filipski was able to stop his patrol vehicle on the left shoulder, while the other vehicle came to rest in the median. Trooper Filipski was transported to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle, Carlos M. Cruz-Rivera, 25, of Youngstown, OH, declined medical treatment at the scene. He was cited for multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

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