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Police: Driver who caused three car crash in Seneca Falls was unlicensed

Police provided an update on a three car crash that happened on Fall Street in the town of Seneca Falls on Friday.

Around 10:07 a.m. Seneca County 911 received a call reporting a three vehicle crash with injuries.

It was determined a vehicle being operated by Johnny Panchi-Ortega, 28, of Rochester was traveling west on Fall Street and rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light.


The vehicle he struck was operated by Sallie Webber, 62, of Seneca Falls. After Webber’s vehicle was struck, her vehicle subsequently struck another vehicle, operated by Tricia Sutcliffe, 57, of Seneca Falls.

Panchi-Ortega’s vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper, Webber’s vehicle sustained minor damage to the rear bumper and Sutcliffe’s vehicle did not sustain any damage.

All refused further medical treatment and no serious injuries were reported.

Pachi-Ortega was cited for following too closely and unlicensed operator.



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