BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people have died after a wrong way driver traveling westbound on the 90 East collided with another vehicle after 1am Thursday morning. State Police say 32-year old Tatiana G. Walker of Buffalo was driving a 2011 Ford Escape in the wrong direction, hitting head on a 2012 Toyota Corolla operated by 23-year old Julia V. Hunt of Tempe, AZ. Both women were declared dead at the scene. The incident was called in at 1:03am. Six minutes later, Troopes came upon the crash scene along a stretch of the Thruway that runs through Lancaster. Autopsies are being conducted at ECMC.
Early Wednesday evening, multiple tractor trailers were involved in a crash on the 90 East, closing a section from Exit 48A(Pembroke) to Exit 48 (Batavia.) A previous accident has slowed traffic near Stafford in Genesee County. State Police say 61-year old Christopher M. Schultz, 61, of Derby, NY was driving a Ryder Truck Rental tractor trailer which failed to slow for stopped traffic. He rear ended another tractor trailer that struck a third tractor trailer and that tractor trailer hit a fourth tractor trailer. Schultz sustained serious injuries and was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight where he is currently listed in critical condition. The other 3 drivers were not injured. That stretch of the Thruway was closed for about ten hours beginning at 7pm and lasting until about 4am Thursday.