MASSENA State police on Thursday charged Joseph A. Back, 54, of Hogansburg, with leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, all misdemeanors. He also was cited with failing to keep right.
Troopers said that at 8:22 p.m. on Route 37 near the Port of Entry, Mr. Back was traveling in a 2011 Ford F-250 and caused a four-car crash that also involved Robert M. Peters, 54, of Cornwall, Ontario; Inez Seymour, 77, Akwesasne, Ontario, and Eva P. Waters, 52, Massena.
Police had no narrative as to what caused the accident and Mr. Backs blood alcohol content was not available.
Troopers said Mr. Back left the scene of the accident and was found later at an unspecified location. He was taken to Massena Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment of cuts on his face. Ms. Waters also was taken to the hospital with fractured legs, troopers said. No other injuries were reported.