Dundee man dies in Route 14A crash

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Yates County Deputies and emergency volunteers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Voak Road and Hammond Road in Potter Wednesday. It was one of several accidents that occurred as heavy rains turned to snow.

A Dundee man was killed in a head-on crash just after noon on Wednesday on State Route 14A in the town of Milo.

Craig A. Dykes, 38, of 4 Vine St., was traveling south on Route 14A when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line and struck, head-on, a vehicle being driven by Amos J. Stoltzfus, 76, of 3233 Route 14A, Penn Yan, Yates County sheriff’s deputies report.

Mr. Dykes was pronounced dead at the scene by Yates Coroner Dr. John Cooley.

Stoltzfus was extricated from his vehicle and taken by ambulance to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, where he was treated for chest pain.

Penn Yan fire and ambulance crews assisted at the scene.

The  road remained closed until the crash had been cleared, sheriff’s officials said.

Emergency crews responded to several other accidents around the region through the middle of the day Wednesday, when a steady downpour of rain turned into snow as temperatures dropped below freezing.

Yates County Undersheriff Jack Gleason reports that between 10:40 a.m. and 5 p.m., the Yates County Sheriff's Office investigated 10 motor vehicle accidents.

Rose M. Piziura, 83, of  Prattsburgh was sent to the hospital after an accident at the intersection of Hammond and Voak Roads in Potter.

Piziura was transported to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan after her sedan had been struck by an SUV driven by Joseph Dorsey, 52, of Penn Yan, according to Yates County Sheriff's deputies.

Dorsey was driving eastbound on Hammond Road when his SUV slid through the intersection, striking Piziura's sedan that had been heading northbound on Voak Road, said deputies. The collision sent both vehicles through the intersection and into a ditch with Dorsey's SUV coming to rest on top of Piziura's sedan, deputies said.

Dorsey was issued a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign, according to deputies.

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike warned residents to restrict travel through most of the afternoon. Road patrol staff scheduled to work later in teh afternoon reported for duty early to deal with the workload, according to Gleason. The advisory was lifted at 6 p.m.