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Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:43 am

Semi-trucks collide at Ellicott and Cedar, diesel leak reported

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Two tractor-trailer trucks have collided on Ellicott Street at Cedar Street, Batavia, and a large diesel fuel leak is reported.

Large enough that the Fourth Platoon has been ordered to City Station to standby in quarters.

No injuries are reported.

UPDATE 3:09 a.m.: About 60 gallons of fuel have spilled. One truck is hauling an unknown cargo. The other truck is hauling milk. The location is west of Cedar Street. Both trucks are off the road and the road is open. 

UPDATE 3:13 a.m.: The box truck is hauling banana puree. It's the truck with a damaged saddle tank. That company is sending an environmental clean-up crew. No fuel has leaked into the sewer. The spill is presently contained. 

UPDATE 4:12 a.m.: The milk truck was hauling cream. It was parked due to a possible mechanical issue. The box truck sideswiped it. Fire and police expect to be on scene for some time yet. The westbound lane is blocked and traffic is being directed in both directions through the eastbound lane.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Man in Darien clinging to boat in pond, unable to swim to shore

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An adult male in a boat in a pond flipped over the boat and is clinging to the side of it, unable to swim to shore. The caller to dispatch said she doesn't believe he is injured. The location is 11221 Harlow Road. Darien fire and EMS are responding to rescue the man from the water.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Law enforcement is on scene.

UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: Darien fire reports the man is now on shore, conscious and alert. He still needs to be evaluated by medics.

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

Oakfield man pronounced dead after car crashes into marsh in Town of Shelby

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A 31-year-old Oakfield man died in a one-car motor vehicle accident in the Town of Shelby last night, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office.

Jeffrey E. Muntz apparently lost control of his sedan while on Podunk Road at about 9:45 p.m. and drove into a marsh becoming partially submerged.

A passerby spotted the car off the road and called 9-1-1. That person then pulled Muntz from the vehicle and attempted to perform life-saving mesasures prior to EMS personnel arriving on scene.

Muntz was transported to Medina Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m.

The investigation into the accident is continuing, but the Orleans County Sheriff's Office reports that Muntz's car was westbound on Podunk Road. It crossed the center line and ran off the south side of the roadway and continued about 165 feet before coming to rest in about three feet of marshy water, some 50 feet off the roadway.

The incident scene is less than 1/4 mile from the Genesee County line.

The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy as part of the investigation into the accident.

The on-scene investigation was conducted by Deputy T.N. Tooley, assisted by Deputy T.C. Marano, Deputy J.J. Cole, Sergeant G.T. Gunkler, and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan. Deputies were also assisted by the East Shelby Fire Department and Lyon’s Collision Service.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:32 am

Car and truck accident with minor injuries reported on the Thruway in Le Roy

post by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy, thruway

A tractor-trailer has reportedly rolled over in the westbound Thruway in the area of mile marker 380.8 in an accident that also involved a car.

Minor injuries are reported.

The trailer is reportedly a flatbed hauling some sort of equipment. No leaks or fire reported.

A first responder reports a truck on its side and a car off the road.

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance responding.

UPDATE 6:34 a.m.: Mercy EMS requested to the scene. Multiple people reportedly injured. Three people were in the car. The injuries are reportedly minor.

UPDATE 7:05 a.m.: An ambulance is transporting to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Bergen woman charged with felony DWI after early morning accident

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Kassandra Ryan Funk, of Acton Road, Bergen, was charged with two felony counts of driving while intoxicated following a property damage accident at 1:35 a.m. today on North Bergen Road in the Town of Bergen.

The 21-year-old was arrested on felony charges of having previously been convicted of DWI within the last 10 years and aggravated DWI for an alleged BAC of .18 or more. In addition, she is charged with refusal to take breath test, failure to keep right, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Funk is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at 5 p.m. on June 4 in Bergen Town Court. The accident was investigated by Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Corona, assisted by Deputy Jason Saile.

Photo of accident scene submitted by a reader.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Driver who allegedly left scene of rollover accident in Byron cited

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A rollover accident involving a 2001 Ford pickup truck was discovered by a deputy at 5:41 a.m. Monday morning in the Town of Byron.

The truck, allegedly driven by 20-year-old Jeremy S. Geisler, of South Swan Street, Batavia, was traveling northbound on Route 237 when it reportedly went off the east shoulder of the roadway. It then struck a guide rail, tumbled down an embankment and over a creek, striking several trees before coming to rest on its wheels, according to the accident report of Deputy Frank Bordonaro.

The officer came across the accident scene while on patrol and found the vehicle unoccupied and no one was around.

After investigating, Geisler was cited for allegedly moving from lane unsafely and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.

(initial report)

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:22 am

Vehicle involved in rollover accident in Byron found unoccupied

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Manpower from Byron and South Byron fire departments has been requested to search the area of a one-vehicle rollover accident near 6272 Byron Holley Road, Byron.

A deputy found the vehicle unoccupied.

The deputy has also requested dispatchers contact area emergency rooms for anybody who might have been brought in.

A guard rail near the accident scene is damaged.

UPDATE 6:30 a.m.: A deputy informs dispatchers that it appears the driver may have been belted at the time of the accident. "He may still be injured but not as severe as we thought." Based on some paperwork in the car, Batavia PD was sent to an apartment in the city, but nobody was home. They'll check again in an hour.

UPDATE 6:34 a.m.: The vehicle is a 2001 green Ford F-150.

UPDATE 8:10 a.m.: All Byron and South Byron units back in service. No word on whether the driver was located.

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Minor injuries reported in early morning rollover accident in Stafford

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A driver says he may have fallen asleep while on Route 63 in Stafford at 2:13 a.m., leading to a rollover accident.

The truck driven by Cody A. Paxton, 21, of New Providence, Pa., is owned by Norfolk Southern Railway, and it came to rest on all four wheels.

Paxton suffered minor injuries and was transported by Mercy EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

Photos submitted by a reader.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Four-car pile-up at West Main and River streets in the city

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A four-car accident, no injuries, is reported at West Main and River streets in the city. City fire and police are responding.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Car crashes into building at Leisure Timers Apartments, Basom

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A car has crashed into a building at Leisure Timers Apartments, 364 Bloomingdale Road. Injuries are reported. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Shanks and Tesnow roads.

UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: A responder requests a code enforcement officer to the scene along with a digital camera. The vehicle has been removed from the building.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Alabama command says responding units can continue non-emergency.

UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: The Alabama assignment is back in service. The driver was a sign-off.

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