Medical condition causes deadly crash in Canandaigua

Updated: 01/26/2014 2:22 PM
Created: 01/25/2014 10:49 PM WHEC.com

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies say a medical condition is to blame for a deadly crash in Canandaigua Saturday night.
Sheriff’s Deputies say 69-year-old Steven Kloos was driving westbound on Route 5 when he blacked out due to an unspecified medical condition. They say his pickup truck left the roadway, striking a mailbox and a road sign.

News10NBC is told Kloss’s truck continued down the road for about one mile before striking another car head-on.

Officials say the driver of the other car, 57-year-old Barry Scutt of Batavia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say Kloos was extricated from his truck and was taken to Strong Hospital by Mercy Flight. He is currently in stable condition.

Kloos is ticketed with failure to keep right, reckless driving and failure to wear his seatbelt. He will answer to those charges in the Town of Canandaigua Court at a later date.

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