Truck tumbles from bridge in Rochester onto another truck and kills driver from Batavia
A 40-year-old truck driver from Batavia died today in an unusual accident in Rochester, according to State Police.
The victim has been identified as Shawn Wetmore.
According to WHAM-13, Wetmore was driving a box truck southbound on I-590 when a tanker truck on a westbound overpass of the I-490 rolled off the bridge and tumbled on the Wetmore's cab.
Wetmore was pronounced dead at the scene.
The tanker driver, Daniel Baker, 25, of Wyoming, was taken by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The cause of the accident, which was reported at 1 p.m., has not yet been determined.
Baker was hauling liquid food waste and some 8,000 gallons spilled at the scene.
According to a coworker, Wetmore leaves behind a wife and infant daughter.
The interchange was closed for several hours and portions are expected to remain closed until at least 10 p.m.
I guess when its your time, its your time!
Prayers for the family!