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UPDATE: Sheriff Gould says investigation underway after pickup slams into buggy in Cato

Sheriff David Gould says his office is investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jorolemon Road in the Town of Cato.

At approximately 6:55 p.m. a 2012 Chevrolet pickup operated by Wayne W. Peters, 53, of Jordan struck a horse-drawn wagon at a hillcrest on Jorolemon Road.

The operator of the wagon, Doren Martin, 35, of Cato and his son, Daniel Martin, 11, were thrown from the wagon as Peters’ vehicle struck them from behind.

Peters was evaluated at the scene and found to have no injuries while Doren and Daniel Martin were transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Cayuga County 911, Cayuga County Emergency Management Office, New York State Police, Weedsport Fire Department & Ambulance, Cato Fire Department, CIMVAC Ambulance and Jordan Ambulance.


Original Story – Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

First responders in Cayuga County were called to the scene of an accident involving a car and buggy.

Cato Rescue, Weedsport Rescue, and CIMVAC Ambulance were called to 3040 Joroleman Road for an accident involving a horse and buggy.

There were two patients, according to scanner traffic, which indicated that one was 12-years-old, and the second was 35-years-old.



Lifenet was initially called to the scene, but due to the seriousness of the injuries to one of the patients โ€” an ambulance began the transport, according to first responders.

CIMVAC Ambulance transported one patient to Upstate Medical Center; and the second patient – who had more serious injuries – was airlifted from Exit 40 where Lifenet was planning on meeting the ambulance unit.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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