Truck hauling helicopter crashes on NY Thruway

A helicopter sits on the NY State Thruway

A helicopter sits on the NY State Thruway after the truck carrying it was involved in a rollover accident in Genessee County. (Jan. 3, 2014) (Credit: NY State Police)

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PEMBROKE, N.Y. - State police say a Mercy Flight helicopter has fallen off a tractor-trailer after the truck crashed into the median of the Thruway in western New York.

Troopers say the truck was in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 when it crashed and overturned around 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Genesee County town of Pembroke, 25 miles east of Buffalo.

Police say both the truck and the helicopter came to rest in the snow-covered median. No injuries are reported. The eastbound lanes remain open.

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Troopers say the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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