A 74-year-old Maryland man was killed Wednesday night after being involved in an accident on State Route 14 in the town of Torrey.
Harry Grant, Junior, was traveling south around 7:30 when he pulled to the right and then made a quick left turn in front of a tractor-trailer that was behind him. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 60-year-old Lester Bartley, of Pennsylvania, tried to go around Grant but was unable to avoid hitting his car. Dresden and Himrod firefighters had to extricate Grant from his vehicle before he was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital where he later died.
The accident shutdown Route 14 between Leach and City Hill Roads for close to three hours Wednesday night.
State Police, Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance, and Mercy Flight all assisted Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies at the scene.