Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on October 26, 2020
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a vehicle crash that left one person seriously injured. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday night on Main Road in Pembroke. According to authorities, a red Mustang went off the roadway, struck a pole, a garage, and then went into a creek. The back half of the vehicle was sheared off. The driver was not coherent after being extricated and was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight with an apparent serious injury.
Sheriff’s deputies say two people were hurt, one seriously, when two vehicles crashed Sunday on State Route 33 in Stafford. 17-year-old Ryan T. Ledermann of Webster was driving westbound on Route 33 when he attempted to pass an uninvolved tractor-trailer. The vehicle left its lane of travel and entered into the eastbound lane. The vehicle struck the front driver side of an oncoming pickup driven by 56-year-old Charles P. Fales of Batavia. Ledermann was taken to Strong Memorial with apparent serious injuries. Fales sustained less serious injuries and was also taken to Strong. The crash remains under investigation.
The state is gearing up to spend big money for highway projects in Genesee and Orleans counties. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will spend $357 million for the renewal of roadways in every region of New York State. These infrastructure renewal projects will incorporate the use of environmentally conscious construction techniques. $1.3 million has been earmarked to resurface Route 98 from Route 20 to the City of Batavia (South Limit) in the Towns of Alexander and Batavia. $1.2 million has been authorized to resurface Route 237 from the Genesee County Line to the Village of Holley (South Limit) in the Towns of Clarendon and Murray in Orleans County.
Congressman Chris Jacobs has cosponsored the Preexisting Conditions Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 692). He calls the measure critical to the well-being of the most vulnerable in our community. The Act would preserve access to health care for people with preexisting conditions if the Affordable Care Act is significantly changed or repealed.
A grand jury has handed down a six-count indictment charging two people with theft at the Target store in the Town of Batavia. One of the top counts facing Kahel Suttles and Ericka McBride is felony third-degree grand larceny. They’re accused of stealing $3,200 in merchandize in February. The pair is also accused of possessing stolen property from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Marshalls. It is alleged in count five that they possessed tinfoil that they used to cover security tags to prevent sensors from being activated when merchandise was taken from the stores.
From the courthouse…Paul Hussey is indicted for the crime of bail jumping in the second degree, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Oct. 24, 2019 Hussey did not appear in Genesee County Court in connection with a charge against him.
Court action is pending for a Batavia man facing a felony charge. Batavia police arrested 19-year-old Christopher Good, charging him with first-degree burglary. Police said Good allegedly unlawfully entered a home and caused physical injury to an occupant. He was arraigned and released under supervision pending further action by a court.
We’ll know more later today about a deadly car crash in the Town of Geneseo Sunday afternoon. The sheriff’s office confirmed there was a fatality but wouldn’t say much more.