posted on December 16, 2010 07:43
It may have been a medical problem that led to the death of an Alabama man found in his burned out car.
The body of 60-year-old Harry Kramer was found Tuesday night in the driveway of his Church Street home in Alabama.
Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say it appeared Kramer got stuck in snow while backing out of his driveway. He then may have suffered a sudden illness that caused him to keep his foot on the accelerator, the engine overheated and caught fire.
A Geneseo man who was hit by a car while helping a stranded motorist has died. Livingston County authorities say Kenneth Parfitt died yesterday nearly 24 hours after the accident on I-390 in Avon. Investigators say Parfitt got out of his car Tuesday morning to help a driver who drifted off the icy road. Police say another driver lost control in the snowstorm and hit Parfitt causing a serious head injury. Parfitt is the father of eight children ranging in age from six to 24.
An elderly Lyndonville man who was found dead in a house fire over the weekend actually died from a heart attack. That was the finding of an autopsy conducted on 91-year-old Frank Housel. Investigators say Housel likely died before the flames even started and his death had nothing to do with the fire. Housel's body was found inside his South Main Street home Sunday night.
A Batavia man known for riding his three-wheeled bicycle to raise money for charity has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.
57-year-old Gary Draper of Batavia admitted that he sexually abused three Batavia girls, two of them family members. The girls were between 9 and 12 years old.
Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan sentenced draper yesterday to two consecutive four-year terms. Noonan said Draper still does not understand the seriousness of his crimes.
Draper had been known for years locally as a man who rode his three-wheeler around Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties to raise money for Diabetes.
Batavia’s Graham Corporation is expanding into nuclear power.
The local company has acquired a Michigan steel fabricator, Energy Steel and Supply Company, for $18 million in cash.
Energy Steel makes a variety of pumps and heat exchangers that are used inside nuclear power plants.