UPDATE: Florida man killed, woman injured in tractor trailer crash on Thruway

State police have identified the Florida man and woman involved in a tractor trailer crash on the Thruway in Schuyler Monday morning.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 7:36 AM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 1:13 PM

UPDATE: State police have identified the Florida man and woman involved in a tractor trailer crash on the Thruway in Schuyler Monday morning.

Police say 49-year-old Bruce Debraccio of Sarasota, Florida was driving a 2004 Volvo tractor trailer eastbound on the Thruway near mile marker 228 when the truck left the road for an unknown reason on the south shoulder, drove a short distance and then struck the State Route 5 overpass before coming to a rest.

Debraccio was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

His passenger, 56-year-old Valerie Martin of Sarasota, Florida, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the right lane of the Thruway in that area remains closed for a long-term vehicle recovery.

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(Previous coverage)

SCHUYLER – One person is dead and one person is injured following a tractor trailer crash on the New York State Thruway in Schuyler.

On Monday morning, a tractor trailer driving eastbound on the Thruway got wedged underneath the Route 5 bridge near mile marker 228 in Schuyler. Officials say one male and one female were entraped in the tractor trailer.

State police have confirmed that the driver of the tractor trailer was killed in the crash, and the passenger was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, but they did not confirm who was driving the vehicle.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.


Police say to use caution driving through the Thruway in Schuyler because traffic is delayed. The right lane is closed to traffic and it will remain closed for an unknown duration of time. 

We'll continue to provide more information as it becomes avialable. 

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