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For Immediate Release: 10/28/2016

Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300

STATEMENT FROM ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BILL FINCH ON THE PASSING OF THRUWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER THIS MORNING

“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Thruway Maintenance Worker Ronald C. Deming, a Construction Equipment Heavy Operator in our Syracuse Division.  Earlier today Ron was struck by a vehicle while assisting in the recovery of a passenger car along the shoulder of the roadway.  Ron worked for the Thruway Authority for more than two decades and he along with all of his Thruway maintenance colleagues embody the heart and soul of this organization.  Day in and day out, our maintenance crews are on our roadway to ensure the safety of motorists and Ron’s death deeply touches us all.  The entire Thruway family mourns his loss and will keep his wife Sally and his daughters Leah and Nicole in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.”

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