29 January 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Pulaski investigated a tractor-trailer/pickup truck crash that occurred January 28, 2021, on State Route 104 in the town of Mexico.

The investigation had revealed, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by Shamus P. McDowell, age 23 from Mexico, NY, was traveling east on Rt. 104 when he crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a 2006 Kenworth tractor-trailer, operated by Lawrence E. Wallace, age 67, from Cato, NY head-on.  The tractor-trailer continued off the north shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Wallace was transported to Upstate University Hospital for a shoulder injury. 

McDowell was transported to Upstate University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 21-year-old female passenger in the pickup was transported to Upstate University Hospital for a minor knee injury.

The NYS DEC Spill Response responded to the scene due to approximately 60 gallons of fuel leaking from the tractor-trailer’s fuel tank.

The investigation is continuing.




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