Driver facing charges after crash that killed 1 and injured 3 on Clifford Avenue

Updated: March 01, 2021 05:48 PM
Created: February 28, 2021 09:04 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — One person is dead and three others have been hospitalized after a crash on Clifford Avenue in Rochester Sunday night and one of the drivers is facing charges.

The Rochester Police Department says that around 6:30 p.m. officers as well as Fire Department personnel responded to the reported rollover crash in the area of Clifford Avenue and Barons Street. Upon arrival, they found that two vehicles, both of which had two people inside, had collided when one vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and swerved into the westbound lane, hitting a vehicle head-on.

Each vehicle had two people inside.

78-year-old Mary Mills, of Brighton, was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was the passenger in the westbound vehicle that was hit head-on.

The other three people involved have also been hospitalized but are being treated for what are considered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police say 30-year-old Agape Towns of Rochester was driving the vehicle that entered the westbound lane. They say Towns does not have a valid driver's license due to multiple suspensions. Towns was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operations and traffic infractions including speeding and unsafe lane change. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Police say Towns is currently on parole for a first degree robbery conviction.

The investigation is ongoing.

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