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NYSDOT Worker Seriously Injured, Vehicle Struck By Tractor-Trailer in Nichols

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Authorities say a NYSDOT employee doing safety work on Rt. 17 in Nichols was seriously injured when his vehicle was struck by a passing tractor-trailer Wednesday morning.

The Tioga County Sheriff's Department said the driver of the tractor-trailer, 37-year-old Lawrence E. Faucett of Ulster, Pa, was ticketed for unsafely moving from a lane and failure to exercise due care (Move Over Law). 

The DOT worker was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. 

Officials say police responded to a report at 9:50 a.m. of a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 17 Westbound near exit 63 in the Town of Nichols. 

The investigation is ongoing.