posted on October 22, 2012 07:20
A three vehicle crash in the Town of Darien takes the life of a Syracuse area woman and seriously injures her teenage daughter.
The crash occurred yesterday afternoon on Route 20 at Warner Road.
A Chevy Blazer driven by Darlene Clark of Darien was stopped on Route 20 waiting to make a left turn onto Warner Road.
A Toyota Rav 4, driven by Dennis Gleason, was eastbound on Route 20.
A third vehicle, a red sedan, driven by Gerald Kania of Lancaster, came up behind the Chevy Blazer.
Deputy Mathew Fleming cdescribed what happened next:
"The red vehicle was westbound and for some reason swerved around into the eastbound lane, past the stopped Blazer that was waiting to turn left,at which point this caused a head-on collision in the eastbound lane."
55-year-old Audrey Gleason was pronounced dead on arrival at ECMC. Her daughter, 16-year-old Kelly, was taken by Mercy Flight to Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the red sedan suffered a leg injury and was also taken to ECMC.
No charges were filed.
A Batavia teenager is behind bars for allegedly threatening police with a knife.
16-year-old Tyler Pratt of Vine Street is charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Batavia Police were called to a home on Roosevelt Street late Saturday night. Upon arrival they found Pratt with a knife.
Police say Pratt brandished the knife toward them in a threatening manner.
There was a short foot chase and Pratt was taken in.
He’s being held without bail.
WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City Council meets in a conference session tonight.
No formal votes are taken.
Council will receive a six month budget review.
The public can address council by first signing in with the city clerk.
Council meets at 7 tonight in City Hall.
"Forbes" magazine has ranked Buffalo the 10th most dangerous city in the country. The magazine used FBI data to compare crime rates in U.S. cities with populations over 200-thousand. The report found that in Buffalo, there were more than 12-hundred violent crimes for every 100-thousand residents in 2011. So far, there have been 40 homicides in Buffalo in 2012, which is up nine from last year at this time.
Buffalo Bills super fan Ken Johnson attended his 300th game in a row yesterday.
Johnson said he has been to every single Bill’s game – home and away - since the 1994 season opener.
He's a software engineer and said he often plans business trips around away games.
Unfortunately, his milestone yesterday was not able to spur the Bills on to victory.