Motorists escape injury in Murray accident

Posted 12 October 2013 at 12:00 am

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.