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Genesee County man identified as driver who died in Thruway blizzard pileup

Edward Torres (Provided by Torres family)

State Police identified the driver who was killed in Tuesday afternoon's pileup on the Thruway as Edward Torres, 64, of Elba.

Troopers said Torres was eastbound behind a tractor trailer and was unable to stop when he struck the back of the truck. He was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

One other person was listed in serious condition. Multiple people were treated for minor injuries.

A four-hour blizzard caused blinding conditions from Buffalo to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Tuesday afternoon. More than 20 vehicles crashed on the Thruway eastbound side of Interstate 90.

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