Troopers: Trucker Was Shopping Online Before Fatal Thruway Crash

The driver of a box truck involved in a crash that killed a 45-year-old mother from Rochester was charged with felony manslaughter. State Police arrested 27-year-old Kristofer Gregorek yesterday.  The crash happened on June 8 around 9:45 a.m. on the NYS Thruway between exits 48A and 49. Gregorek, from Saratoga Springs, was allegedly using his cell phone to shop online and was completing a survey when he crashed into the car being driven by Ellen Volpe. Volpe crashed into three other vehicles. She was a family nurse practitioner who left behind a husband and two young sons. 

Photos Provided by New York State Police


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