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Police: Chadwicks man leaves scene of accident

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - New Hartford Police say a Chadwicks man crashed his pick up truck early Sunday morning, landed in a creek bed, then walked to his nearby home, and didn't report the accident for two hours.

Now 61 year old William Sweezey is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, and traffic violations.

Police say Sweezey lost control of his pick-up around 3:30 Sunday morning on Mohawk Street in New Hartford.

After reporting the accident two hours after it happened, Sweezey was transported to St. Luke's Hospital for back pain.

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