posted on January 21, 2013 07:18
An Albion man was killed when his compact car struck a newspaper delivery vehicle in the Orleans County Town of Gaines.
22-year-old Cameron Hess was pronounced dead at the scene early yesterday on Route 104 near Crandall Road.
Deputies said Hess was eastbound, veered off the highway, and struck small SUV delivering papers for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
The driver of the small SUV, 21-year-old Edward Schneider of Medina, was flown to Strong memorial by Mercy Flight.
A passenger, 21-year-old Christopher Swan, also of Medina, was thrown partially through the windshield. He was also taken to Strong.
Fire destroyed a home on Bloomingdale Road in Basom.
A dozen fire companies answered the call yesterday morning at the Jerry Ryder home.
Ryder was injured when he fell through the roof trying to put the fire out.
Ryder was treated at ECMC for burns to his feet.
An Alabama fireman was also injured battling the blaze.
High winds hampered the firefighting effort.
Strong winds rolled into Western New York over the weekend.
The strongest gust in the area was 69 miles per hour, recorded yesterday at the Dunkirk lighthouse. The strong winds caused widely scattered power outages and minor damage throughout the region, but no serious problems were reported.
Today is Martin Luther King Junior Day.
As a federal holiday, all government offices are closed, there is no school today, banks are closed and there will be no mail delivery.
This morning’s police blotter:
24-year-old Ronald Tombari of Pavilion has been arrested on a felony charge of drunk driving along with other traffic violations.
Tombari was involved in an accident on Perry Road in Pavilion last month.
18-year-old Elijah Coombs of Oakfield is facing a variety of charges including resisting arrest and obstructions of governmental administration.
Deputies say Coombs was arrested during an investigation of an alleged underage drinking party.
Western Region OTB has re-elected Richard Bianchi as its chairman of the board.
Bianchi, from Monroe County, has held the post for the past two years.
Western Region OTB owns Batavia Downs.