Man dies of injuries in Thruway accident


TOWN OF SULLIVAN — The second person struck by a tractor trailer on the Thruway in Madison County early Wednesday morning has died, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said James F. Bowen, 21, and Grace L. Wilson, 24, both of Syracuse, were standing in the middle of the highway with their vehicle stopped in the westbound driving lane at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Troopers said that both Bowen and Wilson were struck by an oncoming tractor trailer.

Wilson was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at University Hospital in Syracuse. Troopers said Bowen had been in critical condition.

Troopers reported that Bowen died from his injuries on Thursday.

The driver of the tractor trailer and a third person who stayed in the vehicle were not injured.

The crash occurred between exits 34 and 34A. Troopers said the investigation is continuing.


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