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Man in fiery Route 31 crash was from NT

by TSchmitt
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 09:20 am

An update on a story we brought you yesterday, a Niagara County man is dead after a horrific fiery crash in the Orleans County town of Barre yesterday.

51-year-old John Timblin of North Tonawanda was driving a tanker on Route 31 and failed to make a curve.

The truck, which was carrying 8,000 gallons of ethonal, crashed into a cluster of trees and burst into flames.

Timblin was pronounced dead at the scene by Orleans County officials.

A section of Lee Road near Powerline Road remained close through much of the day after the incident.

 

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