Press Release - PI / Fatal MVA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 26th, 2016 at 5:00pm, Seneca County Deputies responded to tractor trailer/car motor vehicle accident on West River Road just west of Knauss Road, in the Town of Fayette . Sheriff's Deputies report that a 1994 GMC Tractor trailer Operated by Fredrick Jensen, age 72, of 1073 Marshall Rd, Waterloo, was pulling out of a bean field on the north side of the road heading East when a 2009 Dodge Caliber heading West operated by Floyd Jones, age 87, of 40 Green St, Seneca Falls struck the rear wheels of Jensens trailer. The front driver’s side of the Dodge collided with the tractor trailer’s rear tire and axle and came to rest facing south east on the north side of the road. The front passenger of the Dodge ; Catherine Olmstead age 55 of 144 Fall St Apt #2 Seneca Falls, was not wearing a seatbelt, and was killed on impact, and pronounced dead on the scene by Seneca County Coroner Deb Kelley. Mr. Jones was flown by Life Net to Strong Hospital for face and head injuries. The rear passenger of the Dodge, Samuel Santiago, age 33, of 144 Fall St apt #4 Seneca Falls , was taken by North Seneca ambulance to Strong Hospital for a hip injury. The driver of the Tractor trailer was uninjured. The Seneca County’s Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, North Seneca Ambulance, Life Net and Border City Fi and Waterloo Fire Departments. Deputies report the investigation is continuing.