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Clifton Springs driver not at fault in 5&20 accident that killed Canandaigua woman

No tickets were issued in the fatal car-pedestrian crash that happened along a busy stretch of 5&20 earlier this week.

Deputies say Erik Dillon, age 21, of Clifton Springs stayed at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.

Kaycynthielle John, age 33, was crossing 5&20 when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Deputies added that no impairment or distraction was detected throughout the investigation.


ORIGINAL: Investigation continues after Canandaigua woman killed on 5&20

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the fatal car-pedestrian accident that happened on 5&20 in Hopewell.

A little before 1 p.m. deputies, along with Canandaigua Ambulance, Hopewell Fire Department, and Finger Lakes Ambulance responded to an area of 5&20 in front of Patty’s Lodge.


Investigation revealed that Erik Dillon, age 21, of Clifton Springs was traveling east and Kaychynthielle John, age 33, of Canandaigua was crossing the road when she was struck by his vehicle.

John was transported to Thompson Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Dillon was not injured.

Deputies said the road was closed for nearly two hours while the accident was reconstructed.

New York State Police, Canandaigua PD, Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff, and EMS Coordinator Deb Tricky all assisted.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.



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