SANGERFIELD, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — An accident in the town of Sangerfield closed down a portion of Route 20 and sent one person to the hospital.
Oneida County Sheriffs were called to the scene shortly before 6:30 pm on State Route 20 in the town. Further investigation found that the pickup truck involved — driven by 61-year-old Scott Nelson of Gardiner — was driving eastbound on State Route 20. Nelson attempted a U-turn on the highway and was struck by a dump truck — driven by 70-year-old Merton Duffy of Chittenango, who was also driving eastbound.
After the dump truck was struck, it overturned, spilling its load of corn before coming to a stop in the westbound lane and shoulder. Sheriffs closed down a portion of Route 20 to allow crews to remove the dump truck and corn from the roadway. It was reopened at approximately 10:40 pm that night.
Nelson and his passenger, 60-year-old Kimberly Nelson — also of Gardiner — were not injured in the collision. Duffy was transported via Central Oneida County Ambulance to Wynn Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Nelson was issued traffic tickets, which are returnable to the Sangerfield Town Court at a later date.
Sheriff’s deputies were assisted on the scene by the Waterville Fire Department, Central Oneida County Ambulance, Clinton Collision, and the New York State Department of Transportation.