Police: Speeding caused New Hartford crash that shut down Genesee Street

The area was shut down to traffic for 12 hours.

Posted: Feb 20, 2019 3:53 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2019 5:40 PM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Speeding caused the crash in New Hartford that tied up traffic and led to a power outage, according to police.

It happened on Genesee Street at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the area was shut down to traffic for 12 hours.

New Hartford police say 70-year-old Sharon Dempsey, of Vernon Center, lost control of her pickup truck when she was trying to turn right onto Genesee Street from Oxford Road.

National grid had to remove the utility pole that fell on her truck.

Dempsey was ticketed, but she was not hurt.

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