- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a New York City truck driver drove 90 mph during an ice storm after failing to stop when he collided with another tractor-trailer on an upstate highway.

Troopers say 24-year-old Juan Torres of Queens was driving west on Route 17 Wednesday morning when his tractor-trailer jack-knifed and hit a truck that was disabled alongside the highway from an earlier collision with a state snowplow in Rockland in Sullivan County.

Troopers say the impact caused extensive damage to Torres’ trailer, but he continued driving at speeds that reached 90 mph in a 55-mph zone. An off-duty state DOT employee saw the accident and followed the truck into neighboring Delaware County while alerting authorities.

Torres was stopped in the town of Hancock. He was ticketed for speeding and leaving the scene of an accident.

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