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Village of Horseheads claims no involvement after trustee causes accident that sent eight to the hospital in Yates County

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Horseheads Village Trustee, Mark Cronin, was arrested on July 4 by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly causing a car crash outside Penn Yan.

The accident, which authorities attribute to Cronin’s failure to stop at a stop sign, resulted in eight people, including six children, being sent to local hospitals for various injuries.


Following the incident, the Village of Horseheads has officially distanced itself from the matter. Horseheads Village Manager, Nathan Nagle, made a statement acknowledging awareness of the unfortunate incident involving Trustee Cronin and expressed thoughts and prayers for the affected families. He commended the professionalism of the first responders at the scene.

Nagle further stated, “As this matter is of a personal nature, and the Village is not involved in any respect, we have no further comment.” The statement reflects the Village’s stance that Cronin’s alleged actions and the subsequent legal proceedings are unrelated to his official duties as a village trustee.