At least 75 vehicles involved in crash near Buffalo

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB)  At least 75 vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 90 in New York.

The accident occurred on the eastbound portion of the highway in Lancaster.

PHOTO/Cristina Kuhn


According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, there are seven volunteer fire departments at the scene, as well as the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and Erie County Department of Health SMART teams.

Twenty-two vehicles were involved directly, Poloncarz said.

Multiple extractions were needed. There were two very serious injuries, one critical, he added.

Most injuries reported are minor.

As of 4:15 p.m., all lanes are currently blocked on I-90 eastbound at Exit 50 (Niagara Falls, I-290). All eastbound traffic must get off at Exit 50.

I-90 West is closed at Exit 48A (Pembroke). All traffic must exit at 48A.

Drivers are recommended to avoid the Thruway and use local streets.

New York State Police say there were injuries, but specific details on them were not released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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