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Driver ticketed, airlifted to Strong after serious Hopewell crash; two others hospitalized

In an update by law enforcement the accident that happened around 8:15 am at the intersection where a Sheriff’s Deputy was killed earlier this year resulted after a Union Springs man failed to stop at a stop sign.

Deputies say the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Hopewell Fire Department, Canandaigua Ambulance and Finger Lakes Ambulance were dispatched to a two-car accident with injuries at Smith Rd. and County Rd. 46.

After an investigation it was determined that a southbound vehicle was struck by Ian Park, 18, of Union Springs. His vehicle collided with another operated by Dennis Hart, of Clifton Springs.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged, and one ended up on the front steps of a nearby home.

Park was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight for a head injury sustained in the accident. Both occupants of the Hart vehicle were transported to Clifton Springs Hospital via Finger Lakes Ambulance.


Original Story

A serious crash was reported on Wednesday in Hopewell at the same intersection where a Sheriff’s Deputy lost his life earlier this year, as he left a shift at work.

Emergency crews responded to the serious crash at the intersection of County Rd. 46 and Smith Rd. There were two cars involved, according to deputies, and a total of three people were taken to the hospital.

Park was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield the right of way. He will answer the charges in Hopewell Town Court.

One of the vehicles even crashed into a house at the intersection.



The vehicle that crashed into the house, failed to yield the right of way, according to deputies, but the investigation is ongoing.

Deputy Josh Shaver was killed after a motorist ran a stop sign at the same intersection, striking his vehicle.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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