Medina man, 81, dies from injuries in accident Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 March 2017 at 2:55 pm

Photo from State Police: The roof of this car was torn off after the car went underneath the trailer of a semi on Thursday.

ALABAMA – A Medina man has died from his injuries in a car accident Thursday morning in the Town of Alabama.

Purcel E. Buzard, 81, was pronounced dead at Strong Memorial Hospital on Thursday, the State Police announced today.

Troopers responded to a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Route 77 and 63 in Alabama at abut 9:35 a.m.

The investigation reveals that a 2017 Kenworth tractor-trailer turned off Lewiston Road onto Route 77 southbound.

A 2004 Mercury traveling southbound on Route 77 failed to stop at the stop sign and went underneath the trailer of the semi, which severed the roof.

The operator of the Mercury, Donna L. Wolter, 69 suffered head injuries and the passenger, Purcel E. Buzard, also sustained severe injuries. They were taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. The Mercury ended up striking a building and a 2000 Ford before coming to rest.

This is still an active investigation, the State Police said today.

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