Flags to be at half-staff in honor of county worker killed in crash

January 21, 2019 10:15 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the Monroe County employee who was killed in a tractor trailer accident.

State police say a tractor trailer was heading east on Route 104 around when it spun out of control, veering off the expressway and down the embankment. The Rochester Fire Department says the truck hit at least one light pole and crashed into two cars.

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The truck then struck 30-year-old Jeffrey Farrell, a Monroe County employee who was working below ground in a sewer grate, killing him instantly. 

“Like many across our community, I am heartbroken by the recent passing of Jeffrey Farrell, a member of our Monroe County Pure Waters division. Jeffrey is one of 4,500 dedicated County employees who go to work each day in service to their fellow neighbors throughout Monroe County. His passing while on the job is tragic and the depth of his loss will be felt within the family of Monroe for years to come. In Jeffrey’s honor, I have ordered flags on all County facilities to fly at half-staff through Thursday, January 24. I ask all of our residents to continue to lift his family with your thoughts and prayers during their time of mourning.”

State police are continuing to investigate. 


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