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Deputies: Lyons man charged with reckless endangerment after SR 318 crash

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following a lengthy investigation into a crash that happened on February 26th.

Investigators say on that date, John H. Houghtaling, 39, of Lyons was traveling east on State Route 318 in a reckless manner, striking another eastbound vehicle. He left the scene of the crash, and as result – the vehicle suffered heavy damage.

Deputies say that vehicle was a total loss.

Following the investigation, deputies charged Houghtaling with one count of criminal mischief, one count of reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident. Deputies say he was ticketed for following too closely, speed not reasonable, and reckless driving.

He was arraigned and released on the charges.