Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Middlebury, news.


Photo credit: Alecia Kaus/Video News Service

A Corfu man died this morning as a result of injuries suffered during a vehicle accident at the intersection of West Middlebury and East Bethany roads, Middlebury.

The collision occurred around 8:30 when the driver of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma failed to yield to a 2014 International tractor trailer.

The driver of the Tacoma, Dean M. Dale, 54, of Corfu, was traveling eastbound on West Middlebury Road when he struck the tractor trailer traveling northbound on East Bethany Road.

Lifesaving measures performed by New York State troopers and Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Police collision reconstruction unit assisted in the investigation however, officials say it is still an ongoing investigation.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m. Sept. 22: Dale was an employee at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. 

Stacey Pastuszynski, UMMC Public Relations Advisor, released a statement:

We are deeply saddened to learn of Dean’s passing.  He was a valued member of our Radiology team since 2012 and a dear friend that will be sadly missed by many.

Dean’s family, friends and UMMC team are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Java, Arcade, Varysburg, Strykersville.

Failure to stop at a stop sign resulted in an injury accident in Java late Wednesday morning.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, Ja-Ryan Marquis Steen, 24, of Arcade, was headed east on Beaver Meadow Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Route 98.

The investigation showed he left the east side of Route 98, which caused the tanker to enter a deep ravine and rollover onto the driver's side of the vehicle.

Steen was extricated by emergency personnel after a heavy wrecker tow truck moved the cab of the truck. He was taken to ECMC in Buffalo via Mercy Flight for treatment of chest and leg injuries.

Officials say Steen was driving a milk tanker truck and had just left a nearby farm on Beaver Meadow Road moments before the accident.

Assisting deputies at the scene included North Java, Strykersville and Varysburg fire departments, and the Wyoming County Hazmat team and Monroe medics.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:44 am
posted by Howard Owens in accident, news, Wyoming.

A car vs. dump truck accident is reported in the area of 486 E. Bethany Road, Wyoming.

Two people are reported trapped in a vehicle.

Mercy Flight is requested to the scene.

Ambulances from Warsaw and Bethany requested to the scene.

Wyoming fire dispatched.

UPDATE 8:47 a.m.: Both ambulances from Warsaw responding. One person is critical, two entrapped.

UPDATE 8:50 a.m.: Mercy Flight has a 15-minute ETA. The landing zone will be at the fire hall.

UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: Cancel Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 8:54 a.m.: Chief updates, there is only one victim. The other person was a person helping.

UPDATE 9:06 a.m.: Bethany's response is canceled. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, news, Attica.

An accident with injuries is reported on Exchange Street, by the Key Bank, in Attica.

Attica fire responding. An ambulance from Bennington is requested to the scene.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, North Java, Java, news.

A one-car accident is reported in the area of 1618 Perry Road, North Java, with a person still in the vehicle.

The patient is bleeding and is on blood thinners.

North Java is responding.

UPDATE 3:31 p.m.: North Java ambulance transporting the patient to WCCH.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Attica.



Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of a small sedan swerved to avoid hitting a woodchuck and ended up hitting a cow barn. A woman traveling north on Exchange Street allegedly lost control of her vehicle attempting to avoid the rodent and crossed the roadway, went through an electric fence and hit the barn.

While neither the driver nor any cows were injured in the mishap, the building did sustain damages. However, deputies say, according to the Wyoming County Building Inspector the damages to the barn do not pose a safety hazard.

The Attica Fire Department assisted police at the scene.

No charges were filed at this time.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, accident, Genesee Falls.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a car-versus-motorcycle accident on Route 19A at Denton Corners Road, Genesee Falls, Sunday evening.

According to reports, Royal E. Bailey, 77, was stopped at a stop sign on Denton Corners Road and turned his vehicle right onto Route 19A into the lane of an oncoming motorcycle.

The bike, driven by 32-year-old Jeremy M. Mellin, of Hume, was forced off the road after colliding with Bailey’s car.

While Bailey nor Mellin was injured in the accident, Mellin’s passenger was ejected from the motorcycle. The victim was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, then transferred to ECMC, Buffalo, via Mercy Flight for a back injury.

Bailey was ticketed with failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign. He is due in the Town of Genesee Falls Court Aug. 23.

During the investigation, deputies say Mellin was driving without a motorcycle license. Additionally, he was asked to perform field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed. 

Mellin also refused to submit to a breath test at the scene.

He was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, and refusal of a breath test -- roadside prescreen device.

He was arraigned in the Town of Genesee Falls Court where his license was suspended for refusal to submit to a chemical test.

He is due in the Town of Genesee Falls Court Sept. 12. Mullin is also scheduled for a Department of Motor Vehicle Refusal hearing at the Batavia Town Hall Sept. 15.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing and further charges are possible.

Assisting at the scene were the New York State Police, New York State Park Police, Pike and Nunda fire departments, Medic 80, Mercy Flight, and Barber’s Automotive.

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Warsaw.



Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, a Jeep heading east on Route 20A and a sedan traveling south on Route 238 in Warsaw collided, sending two people in the Jeep to the hospital this afternoon.

The driver and passenger in the sedan were unharmed.

No further information is available at this time, as the accident remains under investigation.





Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Eagle, news, Bliss.



The driver of an ATV suffered head injuries late this afternoon after he crashed into a ditch on Sheppard Road in Eagle. The driver of the ATV was wearing a helmet with a full facemask.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say it looks like the driver was coming off a trail on the east side of Sheppard Road a “little too fast” and failed to navigate around a deep ditch on the west side of the road.

The driver was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, via Bliss Ambulance for treatment. However while en route to WCCH the man was slipping in and out of consciousness, thereby necessitating a call for Mercy Flight. Subsequently, he was taken to ECMC in Buffalo for his injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Assisting deputies at the scene was Eagle Hose Company (Bliss Fire Department).





Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Arcade.



Two teenage girls were taken via Mercy Flight to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for head injuries sustained in an accident this afternoon in Arcade.

Arcade Police report a vehicle, driven by Karen Dziuba, heading north on Liberty Street in the Village was stopped in traffic when a second vehicle, driven by Linda Osterhout, rear-ended it.

A staging area was set up at the Arcade Fire Department for a double Mercy Flight landing, at which time the girls were taken via ambulance to the landing site then transferred to the helicopters and taken to Buffalo.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Barber’s Auto Service.

Assisting at the scene included the Arcade Fire Department and the Mercy Flight Fly Car out of Springville. The Fly Cars are available to on-call providers and flight teams to be used for system support if needed.

Osterhout, of Fillmore, was ticketed for following too closely.






Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Arcade.



A four-vehicle accident temporarily stopped traffic on Route 39 at the county line in Arcade around noon today.

State Police say a white car headed west on Route 39 veered into the eastbound lane, at Countyline Road, and struck a full-size pickup truck. The impact sent the truck crashing into a van. A fourth vehicle subsequently hit the Chevy after the truck veered into its lane.

Three injuries were reported. One of the victims was taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo, the other two patients were transported via Arcade, and Yorkshire ambulances to area hospitals.

While the driver of the white vehicle will be ticketed – moved from lane unsafely – troopers on the scene do not believe drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash; investigation pending.

Assisting State Police, Warsaw, on the scene included Arcade PD, and State Police, Ellicottville.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, accident, Orangeville.


Joshua D. Huntress, of Mayville, has been charged with manslaughter in the accident that killed a North Tonawanda woman Sunday afternoon in Orangeville.

New York State Police say Huntress, 28, was charged July 12 with manslaughter in the second degree, driving while ability impaired by drugs, and several other vehicle and traffic law violations.

Around noon July 9, two motorcycles, each carrying a passenger, were traveling east on Route 20A when Huntress, driving west, crossed over the center line and struck the bikers.

Tomasa Martinez, 66, was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital where she later died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The other three bikers were taken to ECMC for treatment.

Huntress was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and jailed in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.

He is due in Warsaw Town Court at a later date.

On April 24, State Police arrested Huntress for driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.

At that time, troopers responded to Route 430 in Ellery for a report of a vehicle off the road. Officials say Huntress was driving under the influence of a narcotic when he left the roadway for an unknown reason.

After allegedly failing field sobriety testing he was arrested. Following the arrest, officers say a bag of marijuana was found in his pocket. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Jamestown where he was evaluated by a State Police drug recognition expert.

He was uninjured in the above accident.

See related: A North Tonawanda woman is the victim in fatal motorcycle accident in Orangeville

UPDATE 7:21 p.m.: According to State Police officials, the three bikers taken to ECMC are still being treated for non life-threatening injuries

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm



Press release

The New York State Police in Warsaw, along with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident that occurred earlier today on Route 20A in the Town of Orangeville.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a vehicle being driven by Joshua D. Huntress, of Mayville, was traveling west on Route 20A when he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck two oncoming motorcycles, each with a passenger.

One of the motorcycle passengers, Tomasa Martinez, 66, of North Tonanwanda, was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The three other bikers were transported to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, where they are being treated for their injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against Huntress.

See related: Fatal accident temporarily shut down Route 20A in Orangeville











Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm



An accident involving two motorcycles and a car shut down Route 20A at Route 98 in Orangeville for approximately four hours this afternoon.

New York State Troopers say a sedan traveling westbound on Route 20A crossed over the centerline of traffic and struck two motorcycles headed east. Of the five people involved in the collision, four were on motorcycles.

Two people were taken via Mercy Flight and one via North Java Ambulance to ECMC in Buffalo. Two others were taken via Warsaw Ambulance to Wyoming County Community Hospital, where one person died as a result of their injuries.

Assisting State Police on the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, Varysburg Fire Department, Attica Ambulance, and Warsaw and North Java ambulance and traffic control. Wyoming Fire Department also provided aid as they were coming from the Jam in the Valley event at Buffalo Hill, Varysburg.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.










Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, accident, Perry.



Perry Police responded to an injury auto accident at Main and Genesee streets in the Village around noon today. Officials say a sedan was traveling south on Main Street when it struck a parked car.

The driver of the sedan was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

Officers were assisted at the scene by Perry Fire Department and Perry Ambulance.

No charges have been filed at the time of this post.


Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Castile, Perry.



Minor injuries were reported at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Chapman Road and Route 39, Perry, late this afternoon.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Perry Police, and Perry, Castile and Monroe Ambulance, and Perry Fire Department.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Gainesville, Silver Springs.



A two-vehicle accident temporarily shut down Route 19, just north of Route 19A, in Gainesville earlier today.

According to Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies, a Silver Springs woman allegedly rear-ended a vehicle as they were traveling south on Route 19. 

One injury was reported, however, a passenger in one of the vehicles has a medical condition and was also taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for observation. 

Assisting deputies included Gainesville and Pike ambulances.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and it is still under investigation.




Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, Warsaw, news.

A truck vs. motorcycle accident is reported at Route 20A and Route 238, Warsaw.

Warsaw fire and an ambulance are responding.

A chief checked on the availability of Mercy Flight, but Mercy Flight is unable to fly due to weather conditions.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Sheldon, Harris Corners.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal, two-car accident in Sheldon Saturday.

Deputies say, Jessica Lombardo, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a vehicle east on Route 20A when she crossed over into the westbound lane. A second vehicle, driven by Daniel Scheck, 33, of Buffalo, was traveling west when the two cars collided.

Lombardo was pronounced dead at the scene. Scheck was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Wyoming County Crash Management Team was requested for the investigation.

The New York State Police, and Harris Corners and Sheldon fire departments, and Medic 80 assisted at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Perry.



Around 4 p.m. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident at Route 20A and Silver Lake Road where a red pickup truck slammed into a utility pole, severing the top portion of the pole from its base. Before the truck could be removed from the scene crews from NYSEG had to cut the power to the electric lines.

One person was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight; a passenger in the vehicle was checked by medical personnel, signed off on treatment and was released.

Assisting at the scene were Perry Center and Perry fire departments, Perry Ambulance, Perry Police, and Ott’s Towing. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.





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