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Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash

Two tractor trailer drivers have been ticketed for disobeying a travel ban and causing a 19-vehicle crash that seriously injured a New York State Trooper on the Thruway Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators said a tractor trailer driving east on I-90 near Batavia around 2:00 p.m. lost control and jack-knifed. It hit the back of Trooper Dominique Wilson’s cruiser, pushing it into the road where she was sideswiped by a second tractor trailer, according to investigators.

In all, 16 passenger cars, one box truck and two tractor-trailers were involved in the crash.

Both of the tractor trailer drivers, Richard Magezi, 41 from Fort Worth, Texas and Michael L. Lambert, 54, from Hartford, Conn. were ticketed for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Following Too Closely, and Driving Across Hazard Markings.

Two other people were also hurt in the crash. Police said Michael L. Bushek, 60, from Palmyra and Edward F. Dejoy, 55, from Hamburg were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released.

Police said Trooper Wilson remains in the hospital in stable condition.

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