1 car PIMVA / Town of Covert

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 10, 2020 at 8:15 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 1 car personal injury Motor Vehicle Accident at State Route 89 in the Town of Covert. When Deputies arrived on scene the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle Katie Anne Leister, 31, of 10029 REDWOOD LANE MIDDLEBURY, INDIANA, was treated on scene and later transported to Cayuga medical Center by Trumansburg Ambulance , for complaint of chest pain.  Deputies report Leister was texting while driving,  causing her to drift towards the East side guard rail and strike it. The vehicle then crossed the oncoming lane and hit the Westside guard rail where the vehicle came to a rest. The vehicle sustained major front end damage and was towed from the scene .  The  Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Trumansburg Fire Department, who temporarily shut down State Route 89 while Deputies investigated the scene. Leister was issued a Traffic Ticket for operating a motor vehicle while using a electronic device, and will appear in Covert Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.