Troopers Release Friendship Fatal Accident Victim’s Name

December 20, 2019

ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY – State police have released the name of the person who was killed in that accident in the Allegany county town of Friendship two days ago. State Troopers say that John Shaw, 32, of the Niagara County Town of Newfane, who was ejected and died at the scene. According to NYSP, nine cows were also killed in that accident.

From State Police:
On December 18, 2019 at 8:29 A.M., Troopers out of SP Amity responded to I-86 eastbound in the town of Friendship. Further investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Econoline traveling eastbound in the driving lane and went into the passing lane striking the front bumper of a 2000 Peterbilt tractor trailer hauling thirty-two cows. Both vehicles left the roadway striking a ditch then a tree. The operator of the 2007 Ford, John R. Shaw, 32 of Newfane, NY was ejected and deceased at the scene. Nine cows were deceased at the scene.

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and NYSP Commercial Reconstruction Unit assisted in this investigation.

This is still an ongoing investigation.