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Police investigating rollover near General Brown High School

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DEXTER — A man was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash at 4 p.m. Saturday on Route 12E in front of General Brown High School that resulted in a silver Jeep sport utility vehicle rolling over and sliding on its top.

The crash took place near Cemetery Road and West Market Street. A blue Kia Rio also involved had its front bumper completely ripped off.

According to a report of the crash from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the collision took place when the driver of the Kia sedan, Nicole M. Constance, 23, of 1620 Huntington St., Watertown, failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign when attempting to cross Route 12E from County Route 53 to Cemetery Road.

The sedan hit the Jeep as it was passing through the intersection, causing the Jeep to overturn and slide to a stop in the middle of the road, a distance of about 100 yards, deputies said.

The driver of the Jeep, James M. Saiff, 66, Chaumont, was taken to Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, with general pain complaints. No injuries were reported for Ms. Constance or a 4-year-old boy in the Kia. Ms. Constance was ticketed with failure to yield at the intersection.

The Jeep was righted onto its wheels and towed from the scene.

The crash took place in front of the home of Larry P. Adams, which is just east of the intersection.

“We heard the horn go off, then the skidding noise,” Mr. Adams said.

He said the Jeep slid on its roof from the intersection to the center of the road in front of his home.

“That’s a long way to slide,” Mr. Adams said.

He said Saturday’s crash was worse than any other he has seen since he moved into the house about eight years ago. He also said he initially saw fluid running from the Jeep, but it quickly evaporated.

Detours were set up in both directions for a little more than a half-hour as police cleared the scene.

In addition to sheriff’s deputies and state police, responding agencies included the Glen Park Police Department and the Dexter Fire Department.

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