posted on December 29, 2012 22:29
A Batavia man was killed Saturday afternoon when his pick-up truck went out of control and struck a tractor trailer in the Town of Alexander.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies identified the pick-up driver who was killed in the crash as Frank Demarco, 48, of Batavia.
Deputies said Demarco was Eastbound on Route 20 near Browns Mill Rd. when he lost control of his truck and crossed into the opposite lane into the path of the tractor trailer.
A passenger in Demarco’s pick-up, Brandon Eck, 32, of Rochester was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.
The tractor trailer driver, Douglas McPherron, 54, of Clayton, NY was taken to United Memorial Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Deputies said slipper conditions and improper speed may have been factors in the crash. Demarco, deputies said, was not wearing a seatbelt.