Gravestones damaged at Sacred Heart Cemetery when driver slides off road April 21
MEDINA – A driver lost control of a BMW on April 21, and damaged about six gravestones at Sacred Heart Cemetery on North Gravel Road.
The driver lost control of the vehicle at about 7:45 a.m. The driver was northbound on the road, which was covered in snow.
The driver lost control on the slippery road and left the pavement on the east side of the road, driving through a fence and striking half a dozen tombstones.
There were no drugs or alcohol involved and neither the driver or passenger were injured. No charges were filed, said State Police public information officer James O’Callaghan.
Father Bernard Nowak, pastor of Trinity Parish which oversees the cemetery, said he had little knowledge of the incident, other than the driver’s insurance was expected to pay for the damages.
“Our main concern is taking care of the families involved,” he said. “We want respect for the deceased and their loved ones.”