Driver dies following accident that shut down 198

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The eastbound lanes of the 198 have reopened after a late-night accident involving a tractor trailer.

Buffalo Police say the truck driver, a 59-year-old New Jersey man, suffered a medical emergency while driving just past Parkside Avenue around 10:30 Thursday night.

Police said the man was heading east and hit several light poles, the wall under the Main Street overpass and the guardrail at the Humboldt on-ramp before coming to a stop.

The driver later passed away at ECMC.

The eastbound lanes were closed for around seven hours, but were reopened early Friday morning.

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