Utica man gets ticket following Newport crash

A Utica man was ticketed after he was airlifted to the hospital following a crash in Newport Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 12:52 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2020 1:00 PM

NEWPORT, N.Y. – A Utica man was ticketed after he was airlifted to the hospital following a crash in Newport Wednesday afternoon.

New York State Police say 68-year-old Michael F. Graham, of Utica, was driving his 2008 Chevrolet Corvette convertible southbound on Hawthorne Road around 2 p.m., when he failed to yield the right of way while entering the intersection with Summit Road. Graham crashed into a 2016 Mazda, driven by 51-year-old Lisa M. Sperbeck, of Frankfort, and both vehicles spun off and hit an embankment.

Graham was airlifted to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse via Mercy Flight after suffering a head injury.

Sperbeck was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center to be treated for left knee pain.

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