According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, a New Hartford man was sent to the hospital following a three-car Motor Vehicle Accident at the intersection of Chaminade Rd and Old River Rd in the Town of Marcy.
Deputies responded to the scene shortly after 4:00 PM. Following the investigation, Deputies determined Dustin Howard (25), of New York Mills, was operating a Black 2024 Chevrolet in a southerly direction on Chaminade Rd, when he failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign at the intersection of Old River Rd. Howard proceeded through the intersection without yielding the right-of-way and was subsequently struck by Aaron Smith (19), of New Hartford, who was operating a Gold 2008 Hyundai, in a westerly direction on Old River Rd. After the collision, Smith's vehicle continued westerly before exiting the roadway and striking a third vehicle that was parked unoccupied in a driveway.
Smith was transported to Rome Health with non-life-threatening injuries. Howard was not injured and signed off at the scene. Howard was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign, returnable to Marcy Town Court at a later date.
Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Stittville Fire Department, Kunkel Ambulance, Cushman's Towing, and Delahunt's Towing.