Four Children Among Those Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident in Truxton
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the seven people killed Wednesday evening in a tractor trailer and minivan collision.
The tractor trailer was headed south on Route 13 in the town of Truxton just after 6 p.m. Wednesday when the trailer disconnected and collided with a mini van carrying eight people heading in the opposite direction.
Seven of those passengers were killed: 26-year-old Teresa Bush, along with her two daughters, 4-year-old Alexis and 5-year-old Jasmine; 21-year-old Lena Beckwith; 24-year-old Carino Vanorden; 7-year-old Alyssa Mead; and 4-year-old Tyler Mead.
The two in the tractor trailer were not injured. Route 13 was closed to traffic for several hours.