Jeep Slams into Milk Truck in Champion

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A milk truck is backing into a farm during the afternoon drive home on Route 12 in the Town of Champion.

Fred Garnsey, the driver of that truck, looked over and saw a blue Jeep coming towards him fast.

"I was waiting to hear a loud, ya know, screech, when you hit the brakes. Nothing. Just a big -- it happened so fast. I look out the window and there she was and that was it," said Garnsey.

The driver of that Jeep, whose name has not been released by state police, was taken to Samaritan Medical Center, with what were called non-life threatening injuries. There were no skid marks on the road from her car, leading investigators to believe the brakes were never applied.

As police and fire crews worked at the scene for about an hour, traffic was shut down for a three and a half mile stretch of road between Copenhagen and Switzer Road in the town of Champion. The crash happened in front of LuAnn Ostrowski's farm. She's no stranger to watching drivers traveling fast down the road.

"My theory is that either they're not paying attention when they're coming from a long stretch from Copenhagen this way. They're not keeping track of what they're doing. And nice day today with the sun shining. It probably blinded the driver," said Ostrowski.

Those were the elements for a scary evening drive.

Friday, November 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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