02 August 2022

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Alexandria Bay is investigating a head-on crash that occurred on State Route 12 in the town of Clayton, Jefferson County.

On August 1, 2022, at 8:47 p.m., a 2012 Audi, operated by Randolph D. Heinle age 84 from Richfield, Ohio was exiting Natali’s Restaurant parking lot when he drove over a cement curb and began traveling north in the southbound lane.  Heinle then struck a 2017 Dodge pickup truck head-on.

The driver of the pickup truck, Deborah A. Lynch, age 71 from Three Mile Bay was transported to Samaritan Medical Center for evaluation.

Mr. Heinle was entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in serious condition.  An 84-year-old passenger Delores J. Heinle was also airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in serious condition.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Clayton Fire Department, Depauville Fire Department, Thousand Island Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS) Ambulance, Guilfoyle Ambulance, LifeNet, and Mercy Flight.

The investigation is continuing.

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