Morning News Briefing

Written by on May 19, 2020

A deadly day in the Town of Bergen. Two separate accidents claim two lives on the same highway a few hours apart.
Shortly after 7 last night a one car crash was discovered on Townline Road near Buffalo Street Extension.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies said a car driven by 25 year old Elijah Coombs of Oakfield had crashed into a utility pole. Coombs was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers were injured: 26 year old Jamie Bachorski of Oakfield suffered serious injuries and was flown to Strong Hospital in Rochester.
A second passenger, 21 year old Samantha Wade of Byron was taken to the same hospital with what were described as minor injuries.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.

Earlier in the day, a female jogger was struck by a car and killed on Townline Road just west of South Lake Road in Bergen.
She has not yet been identified.
State Police are handling that investigation and not released further information.

COVID-19 takes another life at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehab Center. This marks the 22nd death at the Albion nursing home since the coronavirus
Pandemic began.
Genesee County reported two new positive cases of the virus late yesterday.

Governor Cuomo says his administration has done all it can to help residents of nursing homes during the pandemic. Critics have questioned his executive order saying those facilities had to accept people who have tested positive for the virus.
That policy was later amended and no longer allows hospitals to discharge patients to nursing homes if they’ve tested positive for the disease.
Thousands of New Yorkers have died at long-term care facilities since the pandemic began.

The Oakfield Betterment Committee has announced that this year’s Labor Daze festival has been cancelled.
The committee says it will look for an alternative Labor Day celebration that is “safe and responsible.”

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