VIDEO: Man Ejected after Jeep Collides with Tanker Truck

Crash shutdown Route 417 for several hours

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – We’re following a terrible head-on crash in the southern tier on Tuesday.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s investigators say 25-year-old Derek Emerson was driving a Jeep and veered into the opposite lane, striking a tanker truck along Route 417 in the town of Allegany. Emerson was ejected from the Jeep.

Mercy Flight transported Emerson to ECMC. His condition is not known. The truck driver was not hurt and the tanker was empty. That stretch of Route 417 was closed for several hours and has since reopened.

Driver veers into tanker truck’s path:

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