Cheektowaga, NY — The man who was hit and killed by a passing 18-wheeler on I-90 late Thursday afternoon (September 5, 2013) has been identified as Brenden Ballacchino, 26 years old.
The accident happened at about 4:00 p.m. on I-90 (New York Thruway) in the eastbound lanes near the William Street exit. Police said that Ballacchino’s vehicle had broken down on the side of the interstate and he had exited the car.
As he was either walking along the interstate or trying to cross the road, Ballacchino was struck by a passing 18-wheeler truck which killed him immediately. The truck driver wasn’t injured and it was unclear exactly where Ballacchino was when the collision occurred. State troopers are investigating the matter further.
Scene of the Accident