On a cold, December night in 2016, Timothy Oleyourryk was driving back to his Oswego home when, he said, he made a series of "bad decisions."
At around 10 p.m. Dec. 10, Oleyourryk was driving down Old State Road in the town of Sterling, a plow attached to the front of his 2011 Chevy Silverado. He had just finished chaperoning a party for his daughter, and it was snowing hard.
Still, Oleyourryk said, he kept driving — somewhat carelessly given the conditions — and he hit a pedestrian with his plow.
The victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking in the road when he was struck by the plow blade and thrown, Cayuga County Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit said Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. He suffered a fractured leg and back as well as an injury to his head.
At first, Oleyourryk — who was 47 at the time — stopped and returned to the scene of the accident. However, Adsit said, he then arranged for a passing car to take the teen to the hospital and left.