Troopers investigating man's death on NY Thruway

Posted at: 09/06/2013 7:29 AM
By: Associated Press

State police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway in suburban Buffalo, shutting down the eastbound lanes and causing major traffic backups during the evening rush hour.
Investigators with the state police Thruway detail say a 26-year-old man was hit by a truck around 4:10 p.m. in the middle of Interstate 90's eastbound lanes between exits 53 and 52 in the town of Cheektowaga, just east of Buffalo.
Troopers shut down the eastbound side and diverted traffic off the Thruway while they investigated the accident. Traffic was backed up for miles until the lanes were reopened about three hours after the accident.
Investigators say Friday morning they're not releasing the man's name or other details yet.