Crash into flooded ditch sends woman, 79, to hospital

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TOWN OF VERONA — A 79-year-old woman was hospitalized after her vehicle crashed into a partially flooded ditch on Stoney Brook Road Friday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies said Joanne Mumford, of Sherrill, was westbound at about 10:43 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and hit the ditch off the south shoulder.

Deputies said the vehicle entered the ditch and hit a small tree, then became partially submerged in the flooded drainage ditch.

Rescue personnel responded to the scene and Mumford was transported to the Oneida Health Care Center for minor injuries, authorities said.

No tickets were issued, the law enforcers said.

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