Two women hospitalized after head-on collision in Clarendon

Posted 25 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff

CLARENDON – Two Orleans County women are hospitalized this morning following a two-car head-on crash in the Town of Clarendon. The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m., on East Lee Rd. (State Route 31-A) at intersection with South Manning Rd. Randi Lee Johnson, 28, of Albion, the sole occupant, was operating a 2012 Jeep SUV westbound on East Lee Rd., when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2001 Ford Taurus operated by Sherell L. Lindsey, 29, of Medina. Lindsay was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Johnson was able to escape her vehicle before it burst into flames and was totally consumed by fire. She was transported by Monroe Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Lindsey was trapped in her vehicle for approximately 45 minutes, before being extricated by Clarendon, Holley and Barre firefighters. She was flown to Strong by MercyFlight helicopter.

The incident remains under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were assisted at the scene by State Troopers from the Albion barracks.