Police say Daniel Baker, of Wyoming, NY was driving a tanker a tanker truck westbound on I-490, going toward the 590 northbound ramp when he lost control and rolled over the concrete barrier onto 590 north.
Authorities have released the name of the truck driver who was killed in a crash Monday afternoon that injured another driver.
State police say 40-year-old Shawn Wetmore of Batavia was killed when his box truck was hit by a tanker truck that crashed off the westbound lanes of Interstate 490 around 1 p.m. Monday and fell onto Route 590 below in the town of Brighton.
Troopers say Wetmore's truck was on State Route 590 when it was hit by the falling tanker.
The tanker driver, 25-year-old Daniel Baker of Wyoming, suffered a dislocated hip when he was ejected from his vehicle.
Police say Baker, of Wyoming, NY was driving a tanker a tanker truck westbound on I-490, going toward the 590 northbound ramp when he lost control and rolled over the concrete barrier onto 590 north.
"Both vehicles are very mangled," Brighton Fire Chief Stephen MacAdam said at a 3 p.m. press conference Monday afternoon.
The driver of the tractor trailer was found dead on scene, according to Rural Metro spokeswoman LaShay Harris.
According to initial reports, Baker was ejected in the impact. Bystanders found him next to the trailer and pulled him away from the vehicle. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries.
A small amount of diesel fuel spilled from both of the trucks, starting a small fire. The contents of the tanker also spilled, making the scene a potential Haz-Mat until investigators discovered the truck was hauling animal waste.
"The initial concern was the fire, which was quickly extinguished. Another concern was what the product was," MacAdam said. "For a while we had a very large hot zone."
MacAdam said Department of Environmental Control representatives sampled the air to ensure there was not a danger to health or the environment. County hazmat teams were also on the scene Monday afternoon to make sure none of the waste or diesel spilled into nearby storm drains.
MacAdam said response teams pumped the rest of the fuel off the road, removed the remaining waste product from the tanker, and cleaned up the road before opening the expressway to traffic again.
New York State Troopers are investigating the cause of the accident. There was one other minor motor vehicle accident while traffic was being rerouted around the spill.