Police: Stolen Truck Involved in Endwell Hit-and-Run Crash
Police say a truck that crashed into two vehicles in Endwell had been stolen from a Binghamton business.
An employee of the business had been following the truck shortly before the collision.
Investigators say a GMC box truck driven by 30-year-old James Barnett of Binghamton crashed into a 2018 Porsche Cayenne and a 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
The Porsche was driven by a 71-year-old Endicott man and the Hyundai was operated by a 46-year-old Endicott woman. They were not hurt.
The collision occurred at Watson Boulevard and Hooper Road late Wednesday afternoon.
According to New York State Police, Barnett went through a red light at the intersection and continued traveling east on Watson Boulevard after the crash.
The truck stopped a short distance from the scene. Barnett was taken to Lourdes Hospital to be evaluated.
Police say the truck had been reported stolen from Servpro on Conklin Avenue in Binghamton. A Servpro employee spotted the vehicle on North Street in Endwell and alerted authorities.
The employee followed the stolen truck as it drove on Watson Boulevard and stopped briefly at a convenience store. The truck then left the business and collided with the cars about three blocks away.
Although the Servpro employee was following the vehicle, authorities say it was not being pursued by police.
Servpro representatives did not return a call seeking comment.
It could not be immediately determined what charges were being filed in the connection with the crash and the operation of the stolen vehicle.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: email@example.com
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