Evans Mills man sent to hospital following buggy-vehicle crash on Route 37

NYSP news release

EVANS MILLS, NY —  State Police in Watertown is investigating a vehicle vs. Amish Buggy collision that occurred on State Route 37 in the town of LeRay, Jefferson County.

On August 8, 2022, at 2:32 p.m., a 2007 Honda Odyssey, operated by Anthony J. Morrow, age 55, from Theresa, NY was traveling northbound on State Route 37 when he failed to observe an Amish horse-drawn buggy that was traveling northbound.  The vehicle struck the Amish buggy from behind.

The sole occupant of the Amish buggy, Joe Swartzentruber, age 29 from Evans Mills, NY was transported to Samaritan Medical Center and is listed in stable condition with a head injury.

Morrow was not injured in the crash. He was issued tickets for failure to use due car approaching a horse, following too closely, and speed not reasonable and prudent.

The investigation is continuing.

Evans Mills Fire and Ambulance also responded and assisted at the scene.