Tioga County Sheriff's officials say a New York State Department of Transportation employee who was hit by a tractor trailer while working on New York State Route 17 in Nichols March 13 has died.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Authorities say 45-year-old Dennis M Howe of Candor died March 18.

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Howe was the driver of a D.O.T. vehicle at a worksite near Exit 63 on Route 17 westbound when he was hit by the tractor trailer driven by 37-year-old Lawrence Faucett of Ulster, Pennsylvania at 9:50 a.m.

Howe was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Faucette was charged with moving from a lane unsafely and failure to exercise due care under New York State's Move Over Law.

The Sheriff's Office says there is no word at this point as to whether additional charges may be filed.

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