Crash sends two to hospital

BOONVILLE — A woman was sent to the hospital following a crash involving a car and tractor trailer on Route 12 Wednesday evening.

Deputy Matthew R. Taylor said Janet M. Napierkowski, 66, of Boonville, was stopped in traffic facing southeast on the highway, waiting to turn right onto Lover’s Lane, when a tractor trailer, driven by Francis D. Gordon, 60, of Lowville, attempted to pass her vehicle on the right, crossing onto the shoulder of the roadway. While Gordon was passing Napierkowski’s car, the driver’s side of the rig side-swiped the passenger side of her vehicle at 6:01 p.m., Taylor said. Napierkowski complained of chest pain and was transported by Boonville Ambulance to Lewis County General Hospital for evaluation.

Gordon was charged with improper passing and will appear in Town Court. Boonville Fire Department and police, and state police, assisted.