05 June 2022

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Adams are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on State Route 12 in the town of Rutland, Jefferson County.

On June 5, 2022, at approximately 8:35 a.m., a 2017 Ford pickup truck, operated by Brandon G. Rust, age 34, from Dexter, NY, was traveling west on State Route 12 near Archer Road North when he crossed over into the eastbound lanes and struck a 2017 Toyota Highlander, operated by Robin Michelle Lieby, age 29 from Watertown, NY head-on.

Rust was extricated from his truck by Rutland Fire and Rescue and airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with serious internal injuries.

Mrs. Lieby was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Her 10-year-old son, a rear-seat passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 The investigation is continuing.


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