Truck loaded with vehicles rolls over in Niagara County

NIAGARA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A transporter truck rolled over on Witmer Road, in the Town of Niagara at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday . The truck was loaded with vehicles when it crashed. Nine cars damaged in the incident, two of them fell right off the carrier.

Image courtesy of Lewiston Police's Facebook page
Image courtesy of Lewiston Police’s Facebook page

Witmer Road, Route 31, had been closed in both directions from I-90 and Military Road. The road was reopened in both directions around noon.

New York State Police say a car carrier drove off the right side of the roadway because of driver inattention. Police say 46-year-old Sean J. Lorraine, of Niagara Falls, was driving when the vehicle went off the roadway, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch. Charges are pending.

The 2005 Western Star car carrier was owned by Gold Rush Transport, of Niagara Falls, according to State Police.

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