- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of the tractor-trailer driver who died when his rig crashed off Interstate 86 on New York’s Southern Tier earlier this week.

State police say 47-year-old Keith Edwards of Peoria, Illinois, was driving west on I-86 Monday morning when his truck left the highway and crashed into a stand of trees near Newtown Battlefield State Park in the town of Elmira.

The truck’s cab burst into flames. Troopers say Edwards was found dead inside. No one else was injured.

Police say Edwards worked for Roehl Transport, which is based in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Troopers say his truck was empty at the time of the crash.

Investigators believe Edwards may have had a medical issue, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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