A Jeep being driven by a shooting suspect who was being chased by Rochester police crashed into an uninvolved vehicle in the heart of downtown early Friday morning, killing that car’s driver. The Jeep’s driver was on parole and wearing a GPS ankle monitor. The body of the victim had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters. Interim Police Chief David Smith said the incident was heartbreaking for the family of the deceased driver, describing the scene as “emotionally disturbing.” The Jeep’s driver sped through several red lights during the 3-minute-long high-speed pursuit leading up to the fatal crash.
For the second time in three months, a Greece police chief has been involved in a car crash. According to New York State Police, which is investigating the incident, interim Greece Police Chief Jason Helfer was driving west on Kuhn Road, near Country Place Lane, early Wednesday afternoon when another vehicle drove into the path of his town-issued SUV. Helfer swerved to avoid a collision but lost control of the SUV and hit a telephone pole. He was treated at Unity Hospital for minor injuries.
The longest regular season in the century-old NFL comes to a close Sunday, and the Buffalo Bills are hosting the New York Jets at Highmark Stadium in a meaningful game that will now kickoff at 4:25 p.m. The Bills can start the postseason at home if they defeat the 4-12 Jets. If they somehow find a way to lose, they would still win the division if the Dolphins upset the Patriots in South Florida. The Bills game will be broadcast on CBS.
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This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Innocent bystander killed in downtown crash