WATERTOWN — One woman was taken to Upstate Medical Hospital, Syracuse, on Wednesday afternoon after two vehicles collided on Route 3, just east of the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES campus.
According to Jefferson County dispatch, the crash was reported at about 11:08 a.m.
According to Jack L. Keller, public information officer for state police, Troop D, a 2020 black Ford Explorer, operated by Ioana Opp, 33, of Fort Drum, was traveling south on Route 3. At the same time, a 2019 Honda Civic, operated by Nicholas J. Casey, 16, of Brownville, was turning onto Route 3 from County Route 60.
Ms. Opp failed to yield the right-of-way to Mr. Casey, striking his vehicle on the passengers side. While Mr. Casey and Ms. Opp were not hurt in the crash, an unnamed 44-year-old passenger in Mr. Casey’s car sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
She was taken to Upstate Medical University by ambulance, treated for her injuries and discharged after about eight hours.
Ms. Opp was issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield the right-of-way.
At about 11:30 a.m., Mr. Casey’s grey Honda rested in the middle of the highway, missing all of its front passenger door and the paneling on its rear passenger door. Further up the road, a Ms. Opp’s Ford Explorer, which sustained significant front-end damage, was being loaded onto a tow truck. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies had closed the road.
The roadway was cleared just after noon and reopened.