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Driver identified in Murray accident

Posted 13 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Three people were injured in crash on Lynch Road

Photo by Tom Rivers – Firefighters worked more than two hours to free the driver from this vehicle in the bitter cold tonight. This photo was taken shortly after the driver, Scott Kuhn, was extricated.

Press release
Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith

MURRAY – Three people are hospitalized tonight following a one-vehicle crash in the town of Murray.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. in the 16400 block of Lynch Road, just east of the Falls Railroad crossing. A 2000 GMC Suburban, operated by Scott A. Kuhn, 44, of Holley, was travelling east on Lynch Road, when Kuhn apparently lost control.

The vehicle ran off the south of the roadway down a slight embankment. The vehicle over-turned before striking and impaling itself on a tree, coming to rest almost perpendicular to the ground.

Kuhn was trapped in the wreckage for about 2 hours and 20 minutes before being extricated by firefighters from Holley, Fancher-Hulberton-Murray, Clarendon, Albion, Morton and Hamlin.  He was then flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight helicopter.

Two female passengers, ages 13 and 12, both of whom are Kuhn’s daughters, were able to free themselves from the wreckage and were transported to Strong by Monroe Ambulance, with injuries described as “non-life-threatening.”

Slippery road conditions and imprudent speed were contributing factors in the crash. The incident was investigated by Deputy J.J. Cole, assisted by Deputies D.S. Klips and K.J. Colonna, Lieutenant R.E. Perry and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan. Trooper K.L. Bentley of the State Police – Albion barracks also assisted.