05 December 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander



  • The female who was in the passenger seat of the van is identified as Jasmine R. Morrison, age 22 of Rome, NY.
  • The male driver of the van is identified as Tyler G. Stewart, age 24 of Lee Center, NY.  
  • The driver of the tractor trailer is identified as Chad A. Alishaukas, age 38 of Sherburne, NY.  
Original Press Release:

On December 5, 2022, at approximately 10:58 a.m., New York State Police at Norwich responded to a serious two-vehicle crash in the town of Columbus; one person was pronounced deceased on scene. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that a tractor trailer and a van were both traveling south on State Route 8.  The driver of the tractor trailer was making a right turn onto County Route 25 when the van struck the rear of the tractor trailer. 

The passenger of the van, a woman from Rome, NY was pronounced deceased on scene.   The driver of the van, a male from Lee Center, NY was airlifted to Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse and does not appear to have life threatening injuries.  The driver of the tractor trailer, a male from Sherburne, NY did not report any injuries. 

Members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Collision Reconstruction Unit and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit all responded to the scene. The roadway was reopened shortly before 3:00 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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