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Update: Tractor -Trailer Rollover by Airport Road Exit

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JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. -

On Monday at approximately 5:25 pm, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded to Route 17 West-bound at exit 71 (Airport Rd.) for a tractor-trailer rollover accident.  Upon arrival Deputies located a tractor trailer over the embankment in the grass median between Airport Rd. and exit 71N off ramp.  The truck operator, Donald Gardner, 38 yrs. old of Canastota NY, had removed himself from the vehicle and was transported by EMS to Wilson Hospital ER for serious injuries.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident. 

The tractor-trailer was owned by MBI Trucking and was hauling residential garbage, which was contained to the grass embankment when the truck turned over. 

The Broome County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and is currently reconstructing and investigating the accident.  Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office Commercial Vehicle Unit responded to assist with the investigation and inspection of the truck.  As a result of the accident, the right lane of Route 17 west-bound was shut down by NYS DOT intermittently from 6:30 pm to 2:30 am on June 20th for reconstruction and cleanup.

NYSE DOT, NY State Police, NY State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, NYS DEC Spill Response, Johnson City Fire Department, Johnson City Fire Department EMS Unit and Broome Volunteer Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office on scene.

Donald was admitted to Wilson Hospital for injuries.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.