Tractor-trailer driver ticketed in Sangerfield crash

It happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon in the area of Route 20 and Osborne Ave in Sangerfield.

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 9:57 AM

SANGERFIELD, N.Y. -- A tractor-trailer crash caused quite a stir in Sangerfield Monday afternoon. Traffic has since reopened in both directions on Route 20.

The driver is facing a ticket for speed not reasonable and prudent.

It happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon in the area of Route 20 and Osborne Ave in Sangerfield.

Oneida County sheriff's deputies tell NEWSChannel 2 the tractor trailer driver was Todd Chandler, 25, of Black River, New York.

We're told Chandler hit a utility pole, which brought down high-voltage power lines. The power lines blocked off a portion of Route 20 for just a couple of hours.

Deputies say the utility pole was snapped in half and became airborne, damaging two parked cars at a nearby car dealership. After the tractor trailer finally stopped, it let out nearly 50 gallons of hydraulic oil from a punctured fuel tank.

NYSEG repaired the utility pole and power lines, while DEC Spill Response cleaned up the hydraulic oil spill.

Through all of this, no injuries were reported.


SANGERFIELD, N.Y. -- Route 20 in Sangerfield is closed in both directions following a tractor trailer crash. 

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, a tractor trailer veered off the road and took down electrical wires.

No injuries have been reported. 

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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