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Driver hospitalized after vehicle plunges into Erie Canal in Macedon

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a personal injury motor vehicle collision that occurred on State Route 31 in the town of Macedon.


Initial findings indicate that a vehicle, traveling north on Alderman Road, failed to heed a stop sign, subsequently crashing into the Erie Canal off of Route 31.

The driver and only person in the car, identified as Jennifer Smith, was quickly transported to Newark Wayne Community Hospital with injuries deemed non-life threatening.

Assisting the deputies with the investigation were the South Macedon Fire Department and Wayne County Medic 14. The inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the accident continues.