Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley reported that Deputies are continuing their investigation into a two-car crash that injured eight people at the intersection of Rt. 46 and Rt. 20 in the town of Eaton about 7 p.m., Jan. 22.
According to Deputies' reports, a 1994 Chevrolet operated by Dustin J. Conkey, 19, of Horstman Trailer Court, Norwich was traveling in a northerly direction on Rt. 46 when he passed a stop sign at the intersection of Rt. 20.
Conkey's vehicle was struck in the intersection by an eastbound 1984 Honda operated by Scott D. Wiley, 48, of Richfield Springs.
Injured in the Conkey vehicle were the driver, Dustin J. Conkey, Justina M. Manwarren, 20, and Nikka R. Manwarren, 21, both of Valley Trailer Park, Chittenango, and Amanda K. White, 11 of Main St., Sherburne. All injuries in the Conkey vehicle were non-life threatening and ranged from complaint of pain to possible fractures.
Injured in the Wiley vehicle were the operator, Scott Wiley, who sustained chest and neck injuries, Madison Wiley, 14, with serious leg fractures and Rachel Wiley, 9, and Emma Wiley,7, who both sustained minor injuries. The Wiley's all reside in Richfield Springs.
Madison Wiley was airlifted by a New York State Police Medi-vac helicopter from the scene and admitted to SUNY Health Science Center/Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with serious leg injuries.
Responding to the scene were SOMAC, SEVAC, CAVAC and Eaton Ambulance Services and members of the Morrisville Fire Department. Members of the fire department had to extricate many of the victims from the wreckage. The injured were transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica and SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police as it was necessary to close the road down for a period of time.
Deputies charged Dustin Conkey with Passing a Stop Sign, Failure to Yield the Right of Way while entering an Intersection, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (driving while suspended/revoked) and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. There was no evidence of alcohol being a factor in the crash.