CALEDONIA – On December 20th a tractor-trailer accident resulted in the death of the driver according to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty.
The tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on Avon-Caledonia Road and was turning onto Telephone Road (State Route 20) when the it left the roadway while making the turn and rolled over off the edge of the roadway into a small group of trees.
The operator of the tractor trailer, who had significant life threatening injuries, had to be extricated from the cab. Life saving measures were attempted but the operator was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator of the tractor trailer has been identified as Richard Scott Ishmael, age 55 from Bergen NY.
The incident was investigated by members of the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff, Patrol
Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Forensic Identification Unit, Commercial Vehicle
Unit, and Drone Unit, with the assistance of several Dispatchers in the Communications Bureau.
Emergency personnel from with Caledonia Fire Department, Mumford Fire Department, Scottsville Fire Department, CHS Ambulance, Avon Police Department, and Caledonia Police Department were on scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Ishmael,” Sheriff Dougherty said.