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Medina man hospitalized after crash in Ridgeway

Posted 11 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Sheriff Scott D. Hess

A Medina man is hospitalized following an early morning rollover vehicle crash in the town of Ridgeway. The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m., in the 10500 block of Mill Rd.

Tyler J. Heminway, 24, was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer west on Mill Rd., west of Murdock Rd., when he apparently lost control of the SUV. It ran off the north side of the roadway, then came back onto and across the roadway and ran off the south side. The vehicle then overturned several times, ejecting Heminway, before coming to rest on it’s left side in a soybean field.

Heminway, the sole occupant, was flown to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo by MercyFlight helicopter.

While the incident investigation is continuing, both alcohol and excessive speed appear to have been contributing factors. Charge(s) against Heminway are pending his recovery.

Sgt. D.E. Draper Jr., has the lead in the investigation, assisted by Deputies D.E. Foeller Jr., A.J. Houghton, D.S. Klips, & Investigator K.M. Strickland Jr.