Troopers: Palmyra man, county worker killed in Hudson Ave. crash

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UPDATE: Troopers have released the identities of the two people killed in a crash on Friday in Rochester.

Investigators say Tracy Premo, age 58, of Palmyra was the truck driver who died in the Hudson Avenue crash.

Premo’s truck struck Monroe County employee Jeffrey Farrell, 30, who was working on a storm drain on Hudson Avenue.

Troopers say the driver of the third vehicle involved suffered minor injuries.

In a statement, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm a member of our Monroe County team was lost while working on a jobsite earlier this morning. I have met with the bereaved family and shared our deepest condolences for their tragic loss. In this very difficult time, I ask everyone to join me in keeping the family, our dedicated county employees, and all those who were impacted by this tragic event in our thoughts and prayers.” 


Two people are dead after a tractor trailer went off the roadway and hit a county worker in Rochester Friday morning.

Firefighters say the tractor trailer was headed east on Route 104 when it went off the roadway and down the embankment towards Hudson Avenue.

At the time, two workers were doing repairs on the sewer. One was above ground and the other was in the grate. Firefighters say the worker above ground was able to get out of the way, but the other in the grate was struck and killed.

The tractor trailer also hit a light pole and a sedan before coming to a rest. Firefighters say the driver of the truck was pinned in the cab after the crash and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say they believe the truck driver suffered a “medical emergency” leading to the crash.

Police have not yet released the identities of the two people killed.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is at the scene along with first responders.

The area has been blocked off while an investigation is underway. Police are asking drivers to avoid Hudson Avenue near Route 104.

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