Troopers said their investigation revealed a 2014 Mitsubishi box truck, operated by Stephen M. Bessette, 20, of Syracuse southbound on Route 11 when his vehicle rear-ended a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Michael D. Wright, 65, of Colton, who was stopped facing south on Route 11 waiting to make a left hand turn onto Cowan Road. The crash caused Wright’s vehicle to travel into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by a 2007 International Harvester dump truck, operated by Loyal B. Richards Jr., 54. of Madrid, who was northbound on Route 11. Canton and Potsdam Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Bessette was transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he was treated and released with bruises and contusions to both legs. Wright was transported to Canton Potsdam Hospital, where he was treated and released with a broken finger on his right hand. Richards was not injured. Bessette was issued a ticket for following too closely.
CANTON — Two anonymous threats on social media to SUNY Canton students sent the campus into lockdown for seven hours Thursday, forcing classes to be canceled and prompting criticism from students that the school did not take the initial threat seriously enough.