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July 1, 2015 - 2:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bethany, accident, pembroke, Hannah Dibble.

A possible criminal case is still pending in the fatal crash in Bethany in February, according to District Attorney Lawrence Friedman.

Friedman said the Sheriff's Office is "diligent" in conducting its investigation, but there is one more aspect of the case that needs to be addressed before criminal proceedings can advance.

Once all the facts are in, Friedman said, a presentation will be made to a grand jury.

Alyson D. Krzanak, a Genesee Community College student, died in the Feb. 21 accident at the intersection of Route 20 and Molasses Hill Road, Bethany. A friend, Hannah Dibble, was the driver of a 1997 Geo with five passengers when the car crossed onto Route 20 and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

Sources have previously confirmed that the Sheriff's Office has received the results of a toxicology report on Dibble and that investigators have met with attorneys in the D.A.'s Office to discuss possible charges.

The estate of Krzanak has filed a civil suit against Dibble, Leonard L. Odums, the truck driver, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group and Frank's Garage of Akron.

June 30, 2015 - 7:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, corfu.

A car has struck a house at 1993 Genesee St. (Route 33), near the intersection of Angling Road, in Corfu.

The house has been evacuated.

Unknown injuries. No word yet on the scope of the damage to the house.

Corfu fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 7:46 a.m.: One minor injury reported.

UPDATE 7:54 a.m.: A zoning officer is in route.

June 28, 2015 - 3:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A two-car accident with one person injured is reported at Telephone and Ellicott Street roads. Pavilion Fire Department is responding. A person has a four- to five-inch laceration of the left arm.

June 27, 2015 - 1:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident with minor injuries is reported at 1278 Broadway Road, Darien.

Darien fire and ambulance responding.

June 27, 2015 - 8:40am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A motorcycle accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 387.6. The rider of the bike is conscious. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

June 26, 2015 - 11:47am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A car vs. bicycle accident is reported at 8400 Lewiston Road. The bicyclist "is down in the road, blocking traffic, not moving." Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is in front of Tops Market.

June 22, 2015 - 9:46pm


The initial call came in at 8:45 p.m. of a two-car accident in the area of 6312 Cole Road. Byron. Byron and South Byron fire departments are on the scene with Byron Rescue Squad and Mercy EMS.

More details pending investigation.

UPDATE (By Traci) 10:06 p.m.: According to State Trooper Stephen Kosowski, the driver of the Saturn was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Saturn was traveling eastbound on Tower Hill Road and the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Route 237. Witnesses said the driver of the Saturn failed to yield and entered the intersection in front of the pickup truck causing the collision. 



June 19, 2015 - 4:59pm
posted by Traci Turner in accident, batavia.


A two-car crash with injuries is reported in front of Safelite AutoGlass in the Eastown Plaza parking lot, Batavia.

The driver of the Cadillac SRX is being evaluated for injuries.

According to Sgt. Matt Lutey, the driver of the Cadillac was traveling eastbound through the parking lot and the driver of a Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound heading toward East Main Street. One of the drivers allegedly failed to yield for the other driver.

City of Batavia firefighters, Mercy medics and Batavia police responded.

June 19, 2015 - 10:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.


From our news partner, WBTA:

State Police suspect a driver may have suffered some type of medical problem causing him to crash into a concrete barrier of the Thruway at the Le Roy exit.

Troopers said the unidentified driver was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with head injuries and chest pain.

The accident happened at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Entrance and exit lanes were closed for more than an hour.

According to State Police, a Ford 350 pickup truck crashed into the concrete barrier that protects the toll booth. The impact bent one of the steel supports that supports the roof of the booth.

The pickup truck proceeded through the exit lane and flipped over on its roof.

(Photos submitted by Greg Luetticke-Archbell.)




June 18, 2015 - 1:12pm
posted by Traci Turner in accident, pembroke.

 A man was taken by Mercy Flight for lower body injuries after a motorcycle vs. pickup truck accident in the Town of Pembroke.

Motorcyclist Stephen R. Ryan, 36, of Corfu, was flown by Mercy Flight. Pickup driver Peter J. Hilchey, 33, of Oakfield, had no injuries.

The crash happened at 6:02 a.m. at the intersection of Cohocton and Lake roads.

The northbound motorcycle hit the westbound pickup truck. Hilchey was issued a traffic ticket for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign. Charges are pending for Ryan.

An investigation is being done by Sheriff's Deputy Chad Cummings. Pembroke, Corfu and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy Medics responded to the scene.

June 17, 2015 - 6:22pm
posted by Traci Turner in batavia, accident.


A white SUV and green Chevy Cruze collided at a four-way stop at the intersection of Bank Street and Washington Avenue. According to Sgt. Christopher Camp, the SUV was heading south on Bank Street and the Chevy Cruze was heading east on Washington Avenue. There were no injuries.

June 15, 2015 - 11:43am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A tractor-trailer and car collision is reported at Broadway and Alleghany roads. One male is injured. Darien fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:56 a.m.: The injured man is up and walking around, but bloody due to multiple lacerations. There was air-bag deployment.


June 14, 2015 - 7:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.


A tractor-trailer rollover accident is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 397.2. The driver is out of the vehicle. It's possible another vehicle was struck as a result of the rollover, but that information is not confirmed. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 7:03 p.m.: Dispatcher says "Other vehicles involved." Mutual aid is requested from Darien ambulance and an engine from Indian Falls.

UPDATE (By Howard): Photos submitted by Stephen Smelski, 1st asst. chief, East Pembroke Fire Department. Smelski said it's unknown at this time why the truck crossed over from the westbound lane and struck the concrete bridge barrier. The truck was carrying 10,000 pounds of vegetables. A passenger vehicle was struck with three adults and a child. All five people were "sign-offs," meaning no injuries requiring transport to a hospital. It will be some time before the vehicle is uprighted. Traffic is reduced to one lane in the meantime.


June 13, 2015 - 11:35am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A bicyclist suffered a possible leg injury after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of State Street Road and East Saile Drive.

"According to our caller a bicycle was crumpled in the roadway and a person sitting nearby holding their leg," says a dispatcher.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:38 a.m.: The location has been corrected by the dispatcher -- Bank Street Road, south of intersection with East Saile Drive.

UPDATE 11:41 a.m.: It was a bicyclist with a leg cramp; the person was NOT struck by a vehicle. The assignment is back in service.

June 12, 2015 - 10:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron.

A one-car accident with unknown injuries is reported in the area of 6679 N. Bergen Road, Byron.

Byron and South Byron fire departments dispatched along with Mercy EMS.


June 12, 2015 - 1:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A two-car accident is reported at Lewiston and Judge Roads. A 1-year-old suffered a bloody lip. It is not blocking traffic. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding.

June 12, 2015 - 7:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama, Basom.

A red vehicle is reportedly in a ditch in the area of 409 Bloomingdale Road, Basom.

A minor injury is reported.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

June 9, 2015 - 1:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A FedEx semi-truck vs. car accident is reported at Main and Center Streets. Unknown injuries. City fire and Mercy medics responding.

June 7, 2015 - 4:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, bergen.

A one-car accident with injuries is reported at 7218 South Lake Road. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Woodside Drive and Clinton Street Road.

June 5, 2015 - 12:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, pembroke.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with possible minor injuries is reported in the area of 352 Main Road, Pembroke. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 12:16 p.m.: Dispatch got a call saying the patient got into another vehicle and left the scene.




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