Dodson-Bennett Street Crash Still Under Investigation

Police are still awaiting lab results on the May 4 high-speed, single-car crash that injured two young women at the intersection of Bennett and Dodson streets in Geneva.

Geneva police Cmdr. Eric Passarelli said Tuesday that the that injured two young women, requiring one to be airlifted, remains under investigation.

On May 4, a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 20-year-old Nicole Wiesner crashed headlong into trees along the driveway of a Bennett Street (Route 25) home. Police reports said the Cavalier shot at a high rate of speed down the Dodson Street hill, barreled through the stop sign of the T-intersection and crashed near the driveway of the home at 224 N. Bennett St.

Wiesner was taken to  where she was treated and released. Her passenger, 22-year-old Lindsey Vanderheyden of Batavia, was airlifted from the State Street bridge and later treated and released from Good Samaritan Hospital.

"In regard to the Bennett Street crash, detectives are still conducting interviews and awaiting lab results, so as of now there is no new information to provide," Passarelli said via e-mail Tuesday.

The investigation will be two months old on the Fourth of July.

After the May 4 crash, Vanderheyden told police that Wiesner fell asleep at the wheel. Vanderheyden told police she was trying to wake up her friend prior to the crash.

On May 15—11 days after the first crash—, Geneva police reports said, and was ticketed for driving while license suspended.

According to reports, Wiesner told police she was fixing her shoe when she looked up and drove the Cobalt off the road in the 600 block of North Kirk Road about 100 feet north of Geneva Drive. The accident occurred around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, reports said.


Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

Gary June 28, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Bennett street is Rt 25, not Rt 31 as stated in the article!!
Firefighter 57 June 28, 2012 at 03:52 PM
This girl should not be allowed ANYWHERE near the steering wheel of an automobile!! I sure hope she is not currently allowed to drive.
Charles Menchaca June 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Gary, thanks for catching that. We updated the story to say Rt. 25. We apologize for the error. —Charles Menchaca, Editor, Batavia Patch


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