One Dead, Several Injured in Thruway Crash

Four medicopters used to life-flight victims

by Anne Holliday – WESB

One woman is dead and several people are hospitalized following an accident on the Thruway in the town of Westfield on Monday.

Police say a van driven by 37-year-old Hung Tran of Cleveland, Ohio, drifted into the median then crossed both westbound lanes before going down an embankment and crashing into a tree at just before 5 p.m. Police believe he fell asleep behind the wheel.

Four helicopters flew 5 of the injured people to hospitals in Buffalo and Erie. Three people were taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital. One child was treated at the scene.

64-year-old Hang Phan was taken to Hamot Medical Center were she was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries.

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