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Two remain hospitalized a week after Rt. 31 crash in Newark: Reckless driver may have been impaired, police say

The investigation into a crash that happened last week on State Route 31 in Wayne County is continuing, according to police.

It happened last Thursday around 5:30 p.m. near the Erie Canal Motel. Cassie Conolly, 38, of Lyons was driving recklessly- passing a vehicle which was towing a trailer.

She crashed into a westbound vehicle operated by 58-year-old Andrew Cahill, of Newark.


Cahill and Conolly were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where they remained as of Wednesday. State police told the Finger Lakes Times that they were investigating possible impaired driving by Conolly as a contributor to the crash.

Before the crash, the Newark Police Department was called to the local Walmart, where a report of an erratic driver was filed. That driver was later identified as Conolly.

There were some reports of a pursuit before the crash, but police leadership say that never happened.



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