BELFAST, N.Y. (WIVB) - A crash between a tractor trailer and car on Rt. 19 in the Town of Belfast Tuesday morning claimed the life of the semi driver.
State Police say the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. when the driver of a Hyundai Sonata, 81-year-old Robert Jones of Belfast, was traveling on White Creek Road when he failed to stop at the intersection of Rt. 19, and was struck by a 2003 Kenworth tractor trailer traveling southbound.
Authorities say the Hyundai exited the roadway on the west shoulder, and Jones was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight. He is listed in guarded condition.
After leaving the east shoulder, police say the tractor trailer struck a tree, killing the semi driver, 60-year-old Ross Norris of Orillia, Ontario.
The investigation into the accident continues and State Police say possible charges are pending.
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