Palmyra home will have to be razed after Spectrum van crashes into basement at 90+ mph

Police believe it was either a medical emergency, or a case of a driver falling asleep at the wheel, which led to a Spectrum service van slamming into a Palmyra home.

The vehicle, which was reportedly traveling at 90+ mph at the time of the wreck- was seen at the bottom of the home.




The home was near the intersection of Main St. (Rt.31) and Stafford St. Police said the vehicle went through the porch, then into the home, crashing to the basement.

Palmyra Police Chief David Smith identified the driver as Alexander Newton, 28, of Palmyra. “The house will have to be razed before the vehicle can be taken out,” Smith told the Finger Lakes Times.

The 28-year-old was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he remained a day after the wreck.

No one was home at the time of the wreck. The investigation into the crash remains open.




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