Deputies search for truck involved in deadly incident

August 06, 2018 01:47 PM

Members of the Ontario County Sheriff's Office will be at a landfill near the Town of Seneca Monday to try and solve a tragic accident.

Deputies are looking for a truck that is connected to a freak accident that killed a 74-year-old woman Saturday around noon on Routes 5 and 20 in Ontario County.


Investigators say the car was going west; a white semi-truck was going east and they passed each other. The truck kicked up a rock from around its wheels and that rock smashed through the windshield of the car, hitting passenger Barbara Amidon. She died at Strong Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

On Sunday, News10NBC's Jennifer Lewke spoke with the owner of a garage located next to the landfill.

"The trucks do throw out rocks and debris from the container and from the wheels," business owner Red Davis said.

Deputies don't believe anything criminal happened; they just want to talk to the driver of the truck mainly because they want to provide as many answers as they can to Amidon's boyfriend who tried to do everything he could do to save her life.

"We all work and live in that community," Lt. David Cirencione said. "Those of us who work here, travel that road every day. Sometimes on patrol and sometimes with our families, so it is difficult because we recognize that this happened to people that we are sworn to serve and protect. It just as easily could have happened to one of us or our family so it is very difficult.

If you were on Route 5 in or near the Town of Seneca Saturday around noon, you're asked to call the Ontario County Sheriff's Office by calling 911. 


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