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Garbage truck overturns on Route 5EB ramp to the I-190N; driver is facing charges

Authorities say charges are pending against the driver.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A garbage truck turned over on a ramp to get  to the I-190N early Thursday morning, creating quite a mess below the ramp.

Traffic Tracker 2 spotted the turned over garbage truck just after 10 a.m. on Thursday. The accident is on the Inbound Skyway/Route 5 ramp to the I-190 North and Seneca Street.

Buffalo Police are investigating the incident.  They say a privately-owned sanitation truck was traveling from the inbound Skyway to the I-190 north when the truck flipped on its side.

Police say when the truck flipped over, it dumped a large amount of garbage and debris onto Pearl Street causing damage to three parked vehicles and two light poles.

Authorities say charges are pending against the driver.

Credit: WGRZ

The Buffalo News' Mike Connelly tweeted out these images of the accident.