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At least one hospitalized following Geneva crash

Police close roadway for 30 minutes

Shaw Media file photo
Shaw Media file photo

GENEVA — At least one person was injured following a two-car crash during the evening rush hour Oct. 11 in Geneva.

Emergency personnel responded around 5 p.m. Oct. 11 to the intersection of First Street and South Street in Geneva for a report of a two-car crash, Geneva Police Cmdr. Julie Nash said in an email.

Gloria Sigwerth, 19, of Geneva, driving a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, and 33-year-old Batavia resident Jaclyn Duehr, driving 2013 Honda Odyssey, were involved in the incident, which closed the roadway near the collision for 30 minutes.

Sigwerth was northbound in the 400 block of South First Street when she lost control of her vehicle, entered the southbound lane and sideswiped Duehr's vehicle, according to an incomplete police report. Her vehicle continued north and came to rest on a berm. Duehr's vehicle struck the curb because of the impact and landed on a retaining wall off the roadway.

Sigwerth told police she was having trouble controlling the vehicle because of the wet conditions and "bad tires," according to the report. The report then says an officer checked the tires, and they appeared to be fine.

Duehr was transported to an area hospital following the crash. Her condition was unknown as of the morning of Oct. 12.

Sigwerth was cited for failing to reduce speed, according to the report.

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