A vehicle driven by a woman heading in the wrong direction on Route 17 in Binghamton crashed into a truck, tying up traffic for a couple of hours.

New York State Police say several people called 911 to report the wrong-way driver around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The car was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the expressway.

Authorities say the vehicle driven by an 86-year-old woman was in the passing lane heading directly into the path of the tractor-trailer. The truck driver took evasive action but was unable to avoid the crash.

Investigators say there were no reported injuries. The names of the drivers were not released.

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