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Brockport man faces several charges after accident in Murray

Posted 18 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release

MURRAY – A Brockport man remains hospitalized today after crashing his car Sunday morning in the town of Murray.

The incident occurred at about 10:50 a.m. Erich R. Baase, 34, was operating a 2001 Jeep SUV westbound on State Route 31, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the hamlet of Fancher.

The vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway and overturned before coming to rest upside down in a drainage ditch. Baase fled from the wreckage before the arrival of Sheriff’s deputies and emergency responders. A search that included a State Police helicopter ensued and lasted approximatey 45 minutes before Baase surrendered.

He had sustained a head injury in the crash and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance. He remains in satisfactory condition.

Pending his recovery, he faces charges including Unsafe Speed, Operating a Vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device, and Leaving the Scene of an Incident without Reporting.  Additional charges are pending blood test results.

The incident was investigated by Deputy A.L. Jenks, assisted by Lieutenant C.M. Bourke.