Unmanned Semi Crashes

FREDONIA – Newton Street from Route 20 to Lambert Avenue was closed Thursday around 7 a.m. after a tractor-trailer crashed through a fence and came to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Fredonia Police Dispatcher Terra Grupa said no one was driving the tractor trailer when it slipped out of gear and rolled down the Carriage House driveway.

“No one was injured, and no headstones were damaged,” she said. “The only damage caused by the accident was the cemetery fence.”

Police had to close the street for several hours. Crews had to unload some of the cargo before towing the tractor trailer out of the cemetery.