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Brockport man injured in Murray crash

Posted 19 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department

MURRAY – A Brockport man is hospitalized this morning following a one-car crash in the Town of Murray.

The incident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. in the 16300 block of Ridge Road (State Route 104). A 1999 Toyota sedan, operated by Richard F. Graziano, 73, was travelling west on Ridge Rd., when witnesses say the car began to drift into the eastbound traffic lane. Upon realizing this, Graziano apparently over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled over several times before running off the north side of the roadway and slamming into a tree.

Graziano, the sole occupant, was trapped in the wreckage for approximately 40 minutes before being extricated by Fancher-Hulberton-Murray and Holley firefighters.  He was then flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by MercyFlight helicopter.

Neither alcohol nor excessive speed appear to have been contributing factors.  Deputies will try to determine if some medical issue precipitated the crash.

The incident was investigated by Deputies T.N. Tooley and M.C. Mele.