ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Portageville woman was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday.
38-year-old Renee Morris of Portageville was killed after police said the dense fog in the area impacted the scene and she crashed into a tractor-trailer.
Morris was driving with her 10-year-old and 11-year-old children. Both children were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for injuries. The 10-year-old was treated and released, the 11-year-old is still a patient being treated for head trauma.
According to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived within minutes of a 911 call that came in at 4:13 p.m. Upon arrival, they found Morris dead in her car.
She had collided with a tractor-trailer, driven by Stephen Reed of New London CT who was not injured in the crash.
The sheriff’s office said the tractor-trailer was traveling east on East Lake Road and stopped at the Route 39 intersection. He proceeded into the intersection, turning left as Morris’ car was traveling south on Route 39. He car struck the rear axle area of the trailer in a “right angle” type collision.
Reed was cited with failure to yield to the right of way at a stop sign but according to officials, weather conditions were a factor as the dense fog covered the area.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
A GoFundMe has been established to help the Morris family.