Sheriff: Waterloo supervisor ticketed after leaving scene of crash

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says deputies were called to a one-car crash on December 22nd, where a driver fled the scene into a nearby wooded area.

Deputies say the accident happened in the area of River Road and State Route 96A — when a vehicle operated by Don S. Trout, 33, of Waterloo exited the roadway and struck a telephone pole. As result of the crash, wires were down across the roadway.

Photo by Gerry Manzari.

Witnesses told police that the subject of the vehicle had fled into nearby woods, which prompted a K9 search. They say NYSEG was also on-scene of the crash.

Sheriff Luce says they discovered the operator of the vehicle was Trout while on-scene. He had been located by a family member and brought to a nearby hospital to be checked over.

Trout was ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unreasonable speed, moving from lane unsafely, and driving across hazard markings.

Trout will answer the charges in Fayette Town Court on February 7th.

Photo by Gerry Manzari.

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