Millennium Roads working with authorities to determine cause of fatal accident

Posted 13 June 2021 at 9:10 am

‘We are overcome by grief and appreciate the support of those who have reached out to us.’

Press Release from Millennium Roads

YATES – On the morning of June 8th, a tragic incident occurred at the headquarters of Millennium Roads. As a result of this accident, one man lost his life, and another remains in critical condition.

The men were servicing a tanker truck when the accident occurred. The tanker had been used to transport Lignin, a byproduct of paper production that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation defines as a non-hazardous substance.

There were no witnesses at the scene therefore existing news reports cannot be substantiated. No further information is available at this time as authorities are still conducting an open inquiry into the cause of the incident.

The principals of Millennium Roads have issued following statement:

While the investigation into the cause of this tragedy is ongoing, we are providing the information we do have to the public at this time.

In the process of flushing out a tanker, Keegan Bayne (19) and Chase Johnson (35) were somehow overcome for a reason that has yet to be determined.

We are devastated that Keegan passed away at the scene. Chase Johnson, the operations manager for Millennium, was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

To Keegan Bayne’s family and loved ones, words cannot express the depth of sadness we feel for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The status of Chase Johnson’s condition will be updated by his wife via social media only.

Everyone at Millennium Roads is working diligently with authorities to determine the cause of this tragic accident. We are overcome by grief and appreciate the support of those who have reached out to us. Thank you for keeping both families in your thoughts and prayers.

We ask the media for the time and respect to grieve and process this terrible tragedy.” – Jeff and Lynne Johnson, owners of Millennium Roads