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State police give update on three-car crash: Driver charged with vehicular assault

State police have provided an update on the three-vehicle crash that happened on State Route 690 in the town of Van Buren, Onondaga County.


According to a news release, Heather Wills, 38, of Syracuse was released from the hospital and charged with second-degree assault and second-degree vehicular assault, both as felonies; and DWAI drugs, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, moving from lane unsafely, and failure to keep right.

She was arraigned and held on $10,000 bail.

On September 12th around 12:20 p.m. a pickup truck operated by Wills was traveling north on Route 690 when she struck a guard rail, drove through the center grass median, and traveled into the southbound lane where she struck a van head-on.

Wills suffered internal injuries in the wreck; and the operator of the van, identified as Russell Baker, 43, of Baldwinsville, and a 15-year-old victim were transported to Upstate Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Another vehicle, operating by Dorinda Justiniano, 61, was unable to avoid colliding with the van.

Both victims in the van continue to be assisted by the State Police Crime Victims Advocate and are recovering from their injuries.



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