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Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

Woman accused of being on the phone and drunk while driving on Route 19

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A woman reportedly involved in a motor-vehicle accident in Pavilion early Wednesday morning has been accused of using her mobile phone while driving and doing that while she was drunk.

Alexandra Rae Wood, 21, of McCall Road, Batavia, allegedly had a BAC of .18 or greater when she drove her car into a ditch on Route 19 at 2:34 a.m.

She has been charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, unlawful possession of marijuana, moving from lane unsafely and unlawful use of a mobile phone.

Wood was issued an appearance ticket and released.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Jason Saile.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

Driver knocks out power for some in Bethany and Stafford

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A 70-year-old man from Gates was involved in a single-car accident Monday night that caused 231 National Grid customers to lose power for about four hours.

Morley J. Pray, of Ashton Drive, Gates, was driving southbound on Clipnock Road at 7:13 p.m. when his vehicle went off the west shoulder of the road for an unknown reason.

Pray was reportedly unable to get the 2004 Chevy pickup back on the road before striking a petroleum pipeline cap and then a National Grid utility pole in the area of 9455 Clipnock Road.

No citations were issued.

Pray suffered minor injuries, but did not require transport to a hospital.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Car hits pole, injuries reported on West Bergen Road

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A car has reportedly hit a pole in the area of 7404 W. Bergen Road, Bergen.

Injuries are reported.

Bergen Fire Department and ambulance along with Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: One patient complains of a hand injury.


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Monday, April 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

Accident with possible injuries on Byron-Holley Road

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Motor-vehicle accident with possible injuries is reported at Byron-Holley and Town Line roads, Byron.

Byron Fire Department along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:40 a.m.: Sounds like minor injuries.

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:43 am

One injured in Bergen accident on Friday

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A Batavia resident suffered a minor injury in an accident Friday on Route 33 in Bergen after another car reportedly pulled in front of her car.

Hurt was Kelly J. Poole-Davis, 39, of North Lyon Street, Batavia. She was taken by ground ambulance to UMMC.

The other driver, Loretta E. Miller, 71, of Buffalo Street, Bergen, was uninjured, but was issued a traffic citation.

According to Deputy John L. Baiocco, Miller said she was exiting the Sugar Creek parking lot and never saw Poole-Davis's car. Miller was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Route 33.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

Two people killed in Sunday morning accident

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UPDATED 12:03 p.m.

The drivers of both cars that collided head on at 6:44 a.m. on Lewiston Road, just south of Galloway Road, Batavia, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the cars appeared to hit squarely, though the speeds of either vehicle have not yet been determined.

It's unknown what caused a northbound white sedan to cross the double-yellow line.

The sedan hit a minivan.

The sedan, a 1997 Buick, was driven by Quayeshawn D. Smith, 25, of 4590 Mill St., Medina.

The minivan, a 2002 Mazda, was driven by Rosemary Calla, 74, of 34 S. Main St., Oakfield.

Sgt. James Meier said he doesn't believe weather conditions, light wind and a light drizzle, contributed to the accident.

No other passengers were in either vehicle.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responded to the scene, though Mercy medics went back in service shortly after arriving at the accident.

Lewiston Road was closed in both directions between Galloway Road and Veterans Memorial Drive from shortly after 7 a.m. until 9:36 a.m.

Oakfield Fire provided traffic control at Galloway and Route 63.

The accident is being investigated by the Crash Management Team of the Sheriff's Office, which includes Sgt. Meier, Sgt. Bill Scott, Deputy Brad Mazur and Investigator William Ferrando.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

Serious injury accident reported on Lewiston Road, Batavia

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A serious injury accident is reported in the area of 7936 Lewiston Road, Batavia.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS requested to the scene.

Mercy Flight unable to fly due to weather.

Route 63 closed in both directions

UPDATE 7:40 a.m.: This is a double fatal accident.

UPDATE 9:36 a.m.: Lewiston Road is reopened. Town of Batavia is back in service.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Possible injury accident on Route 33 at Wortendyke Road

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries has been reported at Route 33 and Wortendyke Road.

It may be a rollover accident.

Power lines may be down.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: Dispatchers are receiving conflicting reports on injuries. Trooper on scene reports the pole is tilted but wires are not down.

UPDATE 4:16 p.m.: Minor injuries. East Pembroke Fire Department is on scene.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

Six people injured in accident on Route 77 at Indian Falls Road

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An 18-year-old driver is accused of failing to yield to another vehicle at the intersection of Route 77 and Indian Falls Road, leading to an accident that sent six people to area hospitals, two via Mercy Flight.

The accident was reported at 11:22 p.m., Monday, and Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responded along with an ambulances from Darien, Akron and Mercy EMS.

Mercy Flight 5 and Mercy Flight 7 were dispatched to the scene.

Three patients were airlifted to Erie County Medical Center: Jeremy W. Myrick, the driver of the first vehicle, and Jacob N. Lekopites, 17, a passenger in Myrick's 1991 Pontiac sedan.

Myrick, of Maryvale Drive, Cheektawaga, was cited for alleged failure to yield.

According to the accident investigation report prepared by Deputy Jason Saile, Myrick was westbound on Indian Falls Road when he pulled onto Route 77 in front of a northbound vehicle.

Driving north was Ocie Bennett Jr., 36, of West State Street, Albion. In the 2005 Ford SUV with Bennett was Patricia Smith, 54.

Both Bennett and Smith were transported to the hospital in Medina.

Two other passengers in Myrick's vehicle, Coty L. Kimmel and Adam G. Woodworth, both 18, were transported to UMMC.

Myrick is listed in fair condition at ECMC. Lekopites was treated and released.

(Initial report)

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Serious injury accident reported on Route 77, Indian Falls

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A serious injury motor-vehicle accident has been reported at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road, Pembroke.

Pembroke and Indian Falls responding.

Mercy Flight requested to the scene.

Corfu Fire Department requested to the scene to set up a landing zone.

Darien ambulance requested to the scene, mutual aid.

UPDATE 11:37 p.m.: A total of three ground ambulances along with Mercy Flight requested to the scene. All victims extricated.

UPDATE 11:39 p.m.: Route 77 northbound being shutdown at the Thruway interchange.

UPDATE 11:42 p.m.: Mercy Flight 5, five minute ETA.

UPDATE 11:44 p.m.: Mercy Flight 7 requested to the scene. Darien, Mercy EMS and Akron ambulances in route. A total of five victims. Mercy Flight 5 is in sight of the ground contact.

UPDATE 11:49 p.m.: Mercy Flight 5 has landed.

UPDATE 11:52 p.m.: Mercy Flight 7, 12 to 15 minute ETA.

UPDATE 11:56 p.m.: Both vehicles are about 50 feet off the roadway. One is on its roof. The other has heavy front-end damage.

UPDATE 11:59 p.m.: Darien ambulance transporting one to UMMC.

UPDATE 12:05 a.m.: Mercy Flight 7 on the ground.

UPDATE 12:11 a.m.: Akron in route to Medina with two patients.

UPDATE 12:31 a.m.: Corfu back in service.

UPDATE 12:43 a.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls back in service. Route 77 reopening.

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