posted on March 09, 2010 07:15
A speeding pick-up truck, being chased by police, crashed into a home on South Main Street sending the driver to the hospital and scaring the daylights out of people inside the house.
The chase began just after 2:30 yesterday afternoon on Route 33 in the Town of Batavia. Deputies tried to stop the driver for speeding. Instead, the pick-up took off toward the city, even police road spikes didn’t slow him down. Speeds reached in excess of 100 miles per hour.
It was the new roundabout on Route 98 that the pick-up failed to negotiate. The truck crashed into 28 S. Main St. shifting the house slightly off its foundation. No one in the house was injured.
The pick-up driver was identified as 19-year-old Louis Reeb of Corfu. He was flown to Strong memorial in Rochester with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. He is listed in guarded condition this morning. Police said no charges have been filed as their investigation is continuing.
Batavia City Council has voted to take the next step in the consolidation of the city and town. Council voted 6 to 3 last night to apply for a grant to prepare a joint charter. Three councilmen voted against it: Sam Barone, William Cox and Rose Mary Christian.
In Wyoming County, Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate the discovery of a woman’s body inside her home on Chamberlain Rd in the Town of Castile.
Authorities believe the woman was dead for well over a year, and no one noticed.
The name of the woman, believed to be about 60 years old, has not yet been released.
No foul play is suspected.
It was not until a couple interested in buying the property and started making inquiries, that deputies forced their way in the house and discovered the body last week.
Governor Paterson is trying to get back to the job of governing. Paterson held a town-hall-style state budget meeting in Brooklyn yesterday and told those attending that whatever challenges he's encountered has not stopped him from doing his job. Paterson says he's holding similar town hall style meetings across the state to give the public more insight about what is going on in the state.