Pickup Truck and Tractor Trailer Collide Outside Ulysses

A pickup truck and a tractor trailer collided today outside Ulysses, at the intersection of Rt. 6 and Telescope Rd.  near the Black Forest Trading Post, know as the “Deer Park” by many.

From 1490 NewsBlog

In a fax sent to WESB and The HERO, State police say 34-year-old John Simons of Genesee fell asleep at the wheel of the pickup. 46-year-old Timothy Portzline of Mount Pleasant Mills was just started to go through the intersection when Simons woke up, but his truck hit the rear axle of the trailer. The pickup spun around before coming to rest.

Charges of careless driving and not using seatbelt will be filed against Simons. He suffered minor injuries. Portzline wasn’t hurt.

The pickup had major damage. The tractor-trailer had disabling damage.


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