Victim identified, tractor-trailer driver ticketed in fatal Chili crash

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CHILI, N.Y. (WROC) — A person is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer in Chili Wednesday morning.

Tome Srbinovski, 67, of Gates, was northbound on Chili Scottsville Road, stopped at a stop sign, and then proceeded northbound through the intersection. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, an eastbound tractor trailer failed to stop for the flashing red stop light/stop sign and proceeded through the intersection, striking Srbinovski’s vehicle.

Officials from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office say deputies, along with Chili Fire Department and CHS Ambulance, responded to the crash at the intersection of Beaver Road and Chili-Scottsville Road around 8:30 a.m. for the crash.

Srbinovski was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor trailer was issued a ticket for Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign.

According to investigators, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this accident.

“At this point, this is a very active and ongoing investigation,” said Sgt. Matthew Bottone, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “You’re talking quite a difference in weight and obviously any motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer has the potential to be a serious accident.” 

Sgt. Bottone said the intersection is a four-way stop, adding that it’s an intersection that sees a lot of accidents.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, since Jan. 1, 2017, MCSO has investigated 12 accidents at this intersection (including this most recent accident).  Two of those accidents reported to have injuries (not including this accident).


Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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