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Police: tractor-trailer crashes and rolls over after driver falls asleep

Police: tractor-trailer crashes and rolls over after driver falls asleep

August 25, 2019 03:10 PM

HOOSICK FALLS -- State Police are investigating a Saturday morning accident that caused a tractor-trailer to roll over.  

Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer, 56-year-old James Tomasone of Troy, fell asleep while driving and crossed the eastbound lane on route 7.

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Tomasone sideswiped a Ford Focus driven by 31-year-old James Cotrell of Bennington.  The Focus flew off the shoulder of the road and flipped over. 

Meanwhile, Tomasone continued westbound (on the eastbound lane) before exiting the shoulder by crashing through the guide rail and slipping into a ditch. He was transported to Bennington Hospital for evaluation. He was issued a ticket. 

Cotrell was brought to Albany Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

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Muneib Chater

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