FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WROC) — New York State Police officials say three people were injured after a “serious” two-vehicle crash in Ontario County late Monday night, and a Canandaigua man is facing multiple charges.
In an update issued by state police on Tuesday November 9, two of the victims were identified as Rochester residents. They both remain in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
The operator was identified as 63-year-old William Lovetro and the passenger as 53-year-old Richard Sciascia.
Authorities say troopers responded to the crash on State Route 332 and Collett Road in the Town of Farmington around 11:30 p.m.
Officials say a passenger vehicle traveling northbound on 332 at a high rate of speed struck a second northbound vehicle from behind.
Police say the driver of the vehicle that was struck from behind was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, adding that a passenger in that vehicle was also taken to Strong with serious injuries.
Authorities say the operator of the striking vehicle, 32-year-old Jeffery Shinsing of Canandaigua, was taken to Strong with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Shinsing was charged Tuesday with first degree vehicular assault, DWI and several traffic violations.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing.
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