Police Identify Man Killed In Sunday Morning Crash Near I-86 In Jamestown

first_imgImage via New York State Police.ELLICOTT – A City of Jamestown man was killed early Sunday morning after police said he crashed the car he was driving off the I-86 eastbound on-ramp at Jamestown’s exit 12.New York State Police Captain Eric Balon says a preliminary investigation determined that Jeffrey Baker, 40, driving a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he exited the shoulder.Police say the vehicle then traveled down an embankment, rolling and coming to rest on its side.Balon says a passing motorist observed lights down the embankment and called it in at 5:06 a.m., however, there were no identified witnesses of the crash. He says it appears that the vehicle was off the roadway for a while before it was discovered.The Fluvanna Fire Department, Falconer Fire Department and Chautauqua County Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene just before 5:15 a.m. for a possible vehicle in the weeds near the Comfort Inn. The county coroner was later called to the scene as well.Image via New York State Police.Troopers say Baker was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle and was still in his seatbelt when found by rescue crews.Police said Baker did not have his ID on him, but was later identified.His body was extricated from the vehicle and sent to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kelly Brush ride raises $275,000 for SCI research and prevention

first_imgThe 5th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride drew 675 riders and raised $275,000 for spinal cord injury prevention and research on Saturday.The ride, which began and ended at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, included 23 participants using hand cycles. The day was postcard perfect with clear blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. “We are absolutely thrilled to see such strong support for the foundation and our mission,” said Charlie Brush, Kelly Brush Foundation president. “Our thanks goes to each and every rider whose participation helps the Kelly Brush Foundation make a positive difference in the lives of those with SCI and raises the bar for ski racing safety.”The 100-mile ride raises money for improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with SCI through adaptive sports equipment grants, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.The ride continues to grow each year. The number of participants grew by about 175 this year and fundraising increased by about 40 percent.For every $5,000 raised by a team or individual, the foundation donates adaptive sports equipment in the name of the team or individual who raised the money. In addition, funds raised support ski racing safety grants awarded to ski clubs and racing organizations across the country for safety netting to line race courses and safety gear for racers.The Kelly Brush Century Ride was started by the Middlebury College Ski Team as a way to raise money to buy an adaptive mono-ski for team member Kelly Brush, who was paralyzed as the result of a ski racing crash. Brush and her family later founded a non-profit, and the ride was opened to the public. On Saturday’s ride, participants rode distances of 28, 50 or 100 miles, with options for 65 and 85 mile loops.The Kelly Brush Century Ride is made possible thanks to the generosity of participants and sponsors including: VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Sugarbush Resort, Shearer Audi, Audi of America, KeyBank, Saatchi & Saatchi and Champlain Investment Partners and others.About the foundation: The Kelly Brush Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with spinal cord injury(SCI) through providing adaptive sports equipment, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Kelly Brush, together with her family, started the foundation in 2006 after she sustained a severe spinal cord injury while racing in NCAA Div. 1 competition as a member of the Middlebury College Ski Team in Vermont. The Kelly Brush Foundation affirms Kelly’s ongoing commitment to live life on her own terms and better the lives of others living with SCI. www.kellybrushfoundation.org(link is external)BURLINGTON, Vermont (Sept. 14, 2010)last_img read more

Multiple injuries reported after car hits bus in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Multiple injuries have been reported after a car hit a bus in Southwest Miami-Dade.According to Miami-Dade Police, a Miami-Dade Transit bus was traveling southbound in the busway when it was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Southwest 184th Street, Tuesday.The vehicle is believed to have run a red light.According to Miami-Dade Transit, there were passengers on board the bus. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed there were 10 patients. Five were released after being treated on scene.Police have blocked 184th Street from US 1 to Homestead Avenue while crews work the scene.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more