Rochester, NY (May 9, 2023) – A police chase that started when a deputy spotted a white Hyundai driving recklessly on Route 96 in Farmington, ended with a car crashing into an SUV in Victor. The driver of the Hyundai, identified as Kevin Cole, 34, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries while the driver of the SUV and two children were also hospitalized with serious injuries.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reported that when the deputy tried to stop the car, it sped into the Village of Victor, sideswiping the deputy’s patrol car after they got stuck in traffic. The deputy stopped chasing the suspect when he continued speeding onto Route 96 in Victor. Minutes later, the suspect ran a red light at County Road 42, crashing into the SUV.
The children involved in the accident are aged 9 and 12. They were in the SUV with a 50-year-old driver. While the injuries sustained by the victims are serious, they are expected to recover.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident and will release further details as they become available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured parties and their families, and we hope for a quick and full recovery.