Motorists escape injury in Murray accident
Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith
MURRAY – Two motorists escaped injury this afternoon when their vehicles collided and then one of them struck a house.
The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m., in the 17000 block of Ridge Road (State Route 104) in the town of Murray.
Ashlee Rae Putnam, 20, of Brockport was operating a 2000 Chrysler sedan west on Ridge Road, when her vehicle drifted into the eastbound lane and collided with a 1998 Buick sedan operated by Joanne T. Meyers, 75, of Holley.
After the two cars collided, Meyers’ vehicle ran off the south side of the roadway, travelled across a residential lawn and struck the attached garage of a house at 17054 Ridge Rd.
Both drivers, who were each alone in their vehicles, refused medical treatment at the scene.
Putnam indicated that a problem with the steering mechanism caused her to lose control. The incident was investigated by Deputy T.N. Tooley.