Cortland County man dies in car accident this morning in Ridgeway

Posted 8 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

RIDGEWAY – A Cortland County man is dead following a one-car crash this morning in the Town of Ridgeway.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., Paul R. Brundage, 61, of Marathon drove his 2004 Honda Suburban into the driveway of a private residence off the 3600 block of Horan Road, near Portage Road.

He then exited the vehicle and collapsed. When approached by the homeowner, Brundage said he “needed help and needed to go to the hospital.” The homeowner called 9-1-1 but before EMS arrived, Brundage got back in his car and drove off, despite efforts by the homeowner to prevent him from doing so. A short distance away, his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Brundage was transported by Medina Fire Department ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:13 a.m.

The incident was investigated by Deputy M.C. Mele, assisted by Investigators K.M. Strickland Jr., and D.E. Foeller Jr. That investigation is now joined by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.