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Driver ticketed for failing to stop after three-car crash in Phelps

On Saturday around 9:41 am deputies responded to County Road 23 and Melvin Hill Road for the report of an accident with injuries.

They say 45-year-old Kevin Chreptak, of Newark was operating a pickup truck, which was traveling eastbound on County Road 23 when 60-year-old Lydia Solla, of Geneva was stopped southbound on Melvin Hill Road, and pulled in front of the truck.

The truck and SUV collided, spinning out the SUV. A Jeep, which was being operated by 79-year-old Eldrid Rust, of Lyons was impacted by the two vehicles.



A passenger in the Jeep complained of a whiplash type injury, and was sent to Clifton Springs Hospital for a checkover. Meanwhile the driver of the pickup truck was uninjured. Deputies say the driver of the SUV was injured and both Solla and her passenger were transported to Geneva General Hospital.

Solla was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way and will answer the charges in Phelps Town Court.

Phelps and Oaks Corners fire departments and Finger Lakes Ambulance were on-scene.

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