Driver, 75, ticketed after crash into dump truck in work zone

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MARCY — A 75-year-old driver was ticketed after crashing into the side of a construction zone dump truck on Route 49 early Thursday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred just as the Sheriff’s Office was setting up for a Project Hardhat enforcement campaign.

Sheriff’s deputies said Suzanne Brayman, 75, of Rome, was eastbound shortly before 8 a.m. in the driving lane and she failed to move over as state Department of Transportation vehicles were setting up an active construction zone on Route 49 in Marcy.

The state workers had flashing amber lights and construction signage in place, according to the law enforcement officials.

Due to Brayman’s speed and failure to move over, deputies said her 2010 Chrysler minivan crashed into a piece of equipment attached to a state dump truck.

The truck was parked partially in the driving lane on the south shoulder of the roadway.

Neither Brayman or her passenger were injured, authorities said. Brayman was ticketed for failure to use due care for a hazard vehicle and unreasonable speed, deputies stated.

She is scheduled to appear in Marcy Town Court, the law enforcers added.

After the crash, the Sheriff’s Office continued with their enforcement campaign, designed to protect road construction zones.

Authorities said a total of 14 tickets were issued during Thursday’s campaign, including for speeding, use of a cell phone and failure to move over for the emergency and hazard vehicles.

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