Indiana man killed in crash on western NY section of Thruway

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SHERIDAN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man has died after his pickup truck was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on a western stretch of New York’s Thruway, closing an eastbound section of the highway for several hours.

The state police Thruway detail says the crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 90 between Exit 59 and Exit 58 in the Chautauqua County town of Sheridan, 30 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Troopers say a tractor-trailer rear ended 81-year-old Rush Addair’s pickup, causing it to overturn. The Indianapolis man was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old Indianapolis woman riding with him suffered minor injuries.

A 41-year-old Canadian man driving the tractor-trailer wasn’t injured.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation.

The eastbound lanes were closed until nearly 9 a.m.

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