Whitehall man crashes truck into tree trying to avoid deer in the road


GRANVILLE, NY (NEWS10) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 40 in the Town of Granville on Friday at 7:41am.

Herbert Webber, 62, of Whitehall was driving his 2012 GMC pick-up truck northbound on State Route 40 south of County Route 17.

Webber told deputies that he swerved to avoid a deer in the road which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and exit the west side of the roadway.

Webber’s vehicle continued along a ditch until finally crashing through a wooden fence and coming to a stop after hitting a tree.

The vehicle suffered extensive damage.

Webber was able to get out of the vehicle on his own and was evaluated by EMS at the scene for back pain and body soreness.

He declined to be taken to the hospital. No citations were issued.

Granville Fire and EMS helped at the scene.


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