Fiery crash

New York State Police Photo

The sun rises behind a burned-out truck after an early-morning crash on state Route 12 in Norwich.

State police at Norwich say two drivers survived an early morning crash between a delivery van and a tractor trailer on state Highway 12 in Norwich.

Troopers said an investigation revealed that a delivery truck driver was driving south on state Route 12 at 4:41 a.m. when the vehicle crossed over and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. The driver of the tractor-trailer attempted to move away to avoid being hit but was unable to. The tractor caught fire after impact. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 45-year-old man from Lisle, was uninjured, said Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer. The driver of the delivery van, a 42-year-old Chittenango man, sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital and later moved to Upstate medical Center in Syracuse.

The roadway, which was closed following the incident, had reopened as of 11:53 a.m., Dembinska said. Police are investigating the cause of the accident. 

Shweta Karikehalli, staff writer, can be reached at or 607-441-7221. Follow her @DS_ShwetaK on Twitter.

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