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Failure to yield right-of-way deemed cause of two-vehicle collision near Lee Center

Published on June 20, 2022




UPDATE: The operator of the grey Volkswagen Jetta was incorrectly stated, and is identified as Christopher Beasock.

According to Oneida County Sheriff, Robert Maciol; On June 20, 2022 at about 0636 AM, Deputies responded to State Route 26 at Stokes-Lee Center Rd in the Town of Lee for a reported two car personal injury motor vehicle accident. 


Upon arrival, Deputies determined that Christopher Beasock (30), of Boonville, NY, was operating a gray 2016 Volkswagen South on Route 26. Due to failure to yield to right of way, Joshua Eberly (41), of Waco, TX, operating a green 2004 Chevy Silverado easterly entered the intersection of Route 26 from the stop sign and blinking light where he was struck in the driver side door by the front end of Beasock's vehicle causing heavy damage to both vehicles.  


Eberly complained of back and side pain and was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital. Eberly was issued a citation for "Failure to yield to right of way at stop sign" returnable to Lee Town Court at a later date. 


The Oneida County Sheriff's Office were assisted on scene by Lee Center Fire Department and AmCare Ambulance. 

LEE- A driver has been charged for failing to yield right-of-way in the wake of a collision early Monday in Oneida County.

It was shortly after 6:30 a.m. when 9-1-1 dispatchers received calls about an accident at the intersection of State Route 26 and Stokes-Lee Center Road, town of Lee.

Sheriff’s Deputies investigated and soon learned a 2016 Volkswagen and a 2004 Chevy truck were the vehicles involved.

According to police, Casey Beasock, 30, of Boonville, NY was operating the Volkswagen south on Route 26 and was all-of-a-sudden rammed on the driver’s side door.

The driver of the Chevy pick-up has been identified as Joshua Eberly, 41, of Waco, TX.

Deputies have determined that Eberly entered the intersection from the Stokes-Lee Center Road in an easterly direction, but did so without yielding right-of-way to Beasock.

Heavy damage was reported to both vehicles.

Eberly was taken to Rome Memorial Hospital after complaining of back pain. No injury information was implied by police for Beasock.

Eberly is subsequently charged with failing to yield the right-of-way at a stop-sign.

Members from Lee Center Fire Department and AmCare Ambulance all provided assistance.

Image courtesy via the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

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