Speed Blamed In Chautauqua County Crash That Destroyed Vehicle

Image by New York State Police.

POMFRET – A man was airlifted to UPMC Hamot Hospital following a crash that destroyed a vehicle on Monday night.

New York State Police say the vehicle’s driver, 20-year-old Justin Edwards, of Fredonia, was speeding on Chautauqua Road in the Town of Pomfret just before 10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

Troopers say the 2005 Chevy Avalanche then left the shoulder, struck a road sign, then a tree, overturned and then came to a stop crashing into two parked vehicles.

Police say the front seat passenger, 47-year-old William Edwards, also of Fredonia, was airlifted with non-life-threatening injuries, while Justin Edwards was treated at the scene for minor cuts.

Justin Edwards is charged with unsafe speed, moved from lane unsafely and failed to maintain lane.

The vehicle was destroyed in the crash.

Alstar Ambulance and Fredonia Fire also responded to the scene.

Image by New York State Police.


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