U-Haul carrying $2M in cargo tips over on I-90

Courtesy Mel Mangano

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) – A U-Haul truck carrying $2 million worth of cores containing gold and silver tipped over onto its side Monday morning on I-90 West.

Troopers arrived on scene just after 9 a.m. and found the driver uninjured. State Police say the driver is a government-contracted transporter and after verifying the driver’s credentials, arranged to have an armored vehicle respond to the scene to offload the precious metals.

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The cargo was made up of large mechanical filter-like cores that are used in military aircraft. The cores contain amounts of gold and silver and are worth around $2 million.

The left lane of I-90 West was closed at the Depew exit for about half an hour. It has since re-opened.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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