Police release name of woman killed in Thruway crash

HANOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) – Ashley Griffith, 33, and her 9-year-old daughter died in an accident that closed part of the New York State Thruway Saturday morning.

State Police say the two were in a pickup truck that struck the rear of a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of the road. The driver and the two other passengers of the pickup truck were transported to a nearby hospital where none of their injuries appear to be life threatening.

The accident happened just after 10:30 a.m. closing the Thruway between Exit 58 (Dunkirk) and Exit 59 (Silver Creek).

Police say the collision is still under investigation.

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