State trooper struck by tractor-trailer in Corning, released from hospital

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A New York State Trooper was hit by a car on I-86 eastbound in Corning Wednesday morning after a vehicle failed to obey the “Move Over Law,” and was treated and released from Corning Hospital.

Trooper Jacob Wackowski was assisting a weather-related motor vehicle accident parked with his emergency lights on when he was sideswiped by a passing tractor-trailer.

Trooper Wackowski was taken to Corning Hospital for minor injuries and has since been released.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Troy English, age 53, from Buffalo was issued tickets for Failure to Obey the Move Over Law and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. 

English has numerous warrants for Identity Theft in North Carolina and Violation of a Court Order – Failure to Pay Fine in PA.  English was arraigned in the city of Corning Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $500 cash $1,000 bond.

The investigation is continuing.

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