DANSVILLE  — A Dansville man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Wyoming County.

 

Robert Henry, 54, was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing Route19A on his snowmobile on March 17.

 

Thomas Brice, 56, of Nunda was operating the vehicle that struck Henry near Denton Corners Road.

 

Henry was pronounced dead at the scene. Brice and his four passengers were not injured.

 

Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, Crash management Team, Pike Ambulance and Nunda Fire Department were on scene.

Snowmobile accidents are a main concern lately as another had been reported a few days ago involving a 61-year-old man in Springwater.

 

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said on March 14  at about 9:42 pm, the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding a snowmobile accident in the area of Peglow Road and Dutch Hollow Road in the town of Springwater.  With the scene of the accident approximately one mile off the road, emergency first responders were forced to use a specially equipped UTV in order to reach the scene.  Once on scene, first responders were able to render aid and investigate the incident.

The investigation revealed that while a group was snowmobiling in the area, one of the operators, a 61 year old male, left the trail and struck a tree causing significant head injuries to the operator.

The operator was stabilized at the scene and transported back to the road where he was initially transported by ambulance to Noyes Memorial Hospital. The operator was subsequently transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital where he currently remains with life- threatening injuries.

The name of the operator is not being released out of consideration for the family. The incident remains under investigation but no charges are expected at this time.  

Responding emergency units included the Springwater Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, and Livonia ALS. Investigating the incident for the Sheriff's Office was Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Chief Deputy Jason Yasso, Sergeant Joe Zambito, Investigator Gene Chichester, and from the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) Deputy Matt Moran and Deputy Caleb Cutting.